“Persuasive and meticulously researched, Shakespeare and the Resistance is a must read for anyone interested in the study and interpretation of Shakespearian era politics or litera
For sheer noirish decadence, few cities around the globe have rivaled Shanghai between the two world wars and for a short time after.
For the most part, what attention has been paid in the last 70 years to the events of the Holocaust in Italy has largely been a matter of the “good Italians” who protected, opposed, and/or actively
At the time of his death in 1625, at age 55, James I of England had been already ill with several maladies of the time, but rumors immediately surfaced that he had been poisoned by George Villiers,
"when the legend becomes so famous, it takes too long for a good read like this one to replace the sensational with the no less amazing facts"
“they have become the successors to the Greatest Generation . . .”
“Alice Sparberg Alexiou makes us miss the Bowery— more than we ever knew we could.”
In 1346 Edward of Woodstock commanded the frontline at the Battle of Crécy, his father King Edward III of England, intentionally left him unsupported to win the battle, so he could “earn his spurs”
“In spite of the tragedy and difficulty of reading about man’s inhumanity to man, this should be required reading for all . . .”
It is always a pleasure to read and review a publication that deserves one’s endorsement. This volume has a lot going for it that will be referenced below.
“thought provoking exploration of the legal and moral roots of the rebellion that created our country . . . a timely and fascinating book.”
To the world at large, Galway summons thoughts of one of Ireland’s most idyllic destinations, with rows of quaint shops and pubs leading down to the sea and the Spanish Gate in lanes filled with mu
Every so often in this unusual and uneven book, a phrase or a scene makes a sudden unexpected connection between past and present, like the spark when an electric current flashes across a gap betwe
“Studies from the Holocaust have revealed how social death preceded physical death, tracing the creep of generalizations, exclusions and dehumanization of Jews that made mass murder possible.
In spite of previous written and documentary video accounts of John Wesley Powell’s trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, relatively little is known about the man and the rest of h
“Stern offers an invaluable historical analysis of a nation’s moral order in crisis, one that Americans need to bear in mind as Trump’s war on those seeking asylum in the U.S.
Was there a way for candidate Barack Obama to address chaos in Iraq while also calling for pursuit of Osama bin Laden lodged in a corner of putative partner Pakistan?
Revolution and terror usually go hand in hand. Revolutionists seek to make a new world and frequently resort to terror and murder to eradicate the remnants of the old world.
If there is a single military operation of retribution better known in the history of World War II than the so-called Doolittle Raid, one would be hard pressed to come up with an example.
“Fare Thee Well is a passionate and well-written exposé of the behind the scenes action of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands . . .”
Some say protests in Gaza are useless. Nothing is gained. There are no tangible results. But they may be asking the wrong question. Sometimes, tangible results are not what matters.
“Obama was a light. Trump is of the night.”
There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.
A social history and even personal memoirs may not be everyone’s cup of tea and, at first glance, that might appear to be the case here.
“offers some compelling insights on how to better handle these small wars . . .”