“While Harriett Tubman had her underground railroad, Margaret Culbertson and her successor Donaldina Cameron, daughter of a Scottish sheep farmer, had their Presbyterian Mission House at 92
“Trying to divine and react to an assertive China’s intentions and capabilities will be the critical national security challenge for the U.S. this century. . . .
Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers gives morality an explanatory role. In international politics “moral actions help [a rising power] to establish a degree of credibility . . .
“Inhuman Land is a vivid lesson of what that war entailed, conveyed with an artist’s eye, and well worth reading.”
“This is a quick and easy read yet holds one’s interest over and above the actual Top Gun program development.
“Nelson tells this story and so much more with great pathos.
“a blinding work of narrative fact that will amaze, enthrall, and, yes, cause every reader to shed tears for the residue of suffering that Chernobyl has left to all humanity.”
“Parag Khanna is right that the world is becoming more multipolar. China’s challenge to the Western world order is real. How the U.S.
Voluntary repatriation was psychological warfare. So argues this intriguing book about the Korean War.
“To say that this book is a small gem of understanding China’s history would be a major understatement.”
"All of the famous photographs of the period find reprinting in this history, as do many more less known but memorable, of an unending nation told through the lives and work of remarkable a
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“The book concludes with a stark assessment of China’s coupling of its immense economic power to the country’s long-term goals of achieving hegemony in Asia and then becoming the premier wo
“Rampage reminds us once again that man’s inhumanity to man belies the notion of human progress.
"Srinath Raghavan engagingly writes an epic narrative that gives the reader much to ponder about what might have been, and the United States' role in the world."
“Hastings has written the best one-volume history on this war in a generation . . .”
“a crisply written, compelling narrative that highlights the roles of key U.S. policymakers such as Dean Acheson, George Marshall, Louis Johnson, and George Kennan.”
For sheer noirish decadence, few cities around the globe have rivaled Shanghai between the two world wars and for a short time after.
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.
In 1947 in the journal Foreign Affairs, George F.
Nick Brokhausen spent the 1960s and early 1970s on the sharpest edge of the spear. Back in those days, the Minnesota native was a member of the U.S. Special Forces.
The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.
“This impressive book is an outstanding companion volume that covers the war from many perspectives . . .”
“essential primer for anyone seeking to understand the complicated brew of history, politics, and prejudices that make this area of the globe one of the most likely flashpoints of the 21st
One of the pleasant interludes in the Cold War was the ecstatic reception that Van Cliburn received at Moscow’s first-ever Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958.