Timothy Brennan begins his intellectual and political biography of Edward Said—the Palestinian American literary critic, gadfly, and largely self-appointed global diplomat—on a somber note.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a transformational figure for generations in the US and around the world.
“These selected personal notes form chapters that describe Lincoln’s life in private moments.
“Tishby tells her small country’s enormous story with wit and passion.
The first thing to say about Elizabeth Blackwell and her younger sister Emily is that they were formidable women.
“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the
Even the most obscure events in history have their own story to tell for posterity’s edification.
“[Colley’s] . . .
“illuminating, well-written, and offers sharp insights into fascism’s strong appeal, for some, in times of turbulent change.”
“Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein—all rebelled against outworn art and attitudes.
The clichéd assessment “compulsively readable” seems the most appropriate response to Andrew Morton’s 385-page book on the Windsor sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret.
“a fittingly timely book that fits well into the post Donald Trump era of false narratives, conspiracy theories, and cries of fake news . . .”
“Eighty years later World War II continues to provide new stories of bravery and sacrifice, as well as new evidence of the evil of the Nazi regime.
Journalist Elon Green’s true-crime book Last Call is a chilling account of the murders of gay men in the ’80s and ’90s.
“Churchill & Son is a well-written, extensively researched book that explores the interesting but troubled relationship between a world-famous father and son.”
“revisionist history at its finest, offering a compelling narrative of the neglected factors that brought about the century’s bloodiest war, convincingly making the case th
“As impressive for empathetic portraits of individual women as its ambitious scope, The Barbizon should be an essential text on the topic of women’s studies.”
“The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.
“In 1883, English intellectual Francis Galton coined the term eugenics (meaning ‘wellborn’) to advocate a selective breeding program among humans.”
“Chomsky wrote Central America’s Forgotten History because ‘most US Americans, even those who decry the abusive treatment of immigrants, remain blissfully oblivious to the historie
“This is a rich history, much broader than the title hints at. It’s more about women as movers and shakers in a country’s culture than about divas.”
“Kim Todd dedicates Sensational . .
“The Invention of Miracles paints a textured portrait of a man driven not by an entrepreneurial desire to invent a product that changed the world but by a passion
“Historian Robert Lane Fox adds fact and understanding to the general public’s knowledge and misunderstanding of medicine in classical Greece.
“For the reader who is intrigued by America’s romance with gangsters, Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid is definitely worth spending time with a couple who, for just a short time, lived