“[A]n exhaustive biography of the remarkable Habsburg ruler coupled with important insights into the birth of the modern state system of Europe . . .”
“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”
“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”
Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.
“Nagorski provides a compelling narrative of the war’s major events, developments, and personalities in 1941.”
“Rarely has Europe produced anything finer in terms of piercing analysis or moral subtlety. . . .
“The story of Winston Churchill’s secretaries and literary assistants has been told before, but not in such a focused and complete manner as in Cita Stelzer’s book Working with Winston
“This book will be a hard pill to swallow for many in the United States and the West. It raises uncomfortable moral dilemmas and exposes Western weaknesses. . . .”
“Hitler’s Death represents a useful contribution to the neverending literature dealing in some way with the life and death of this most despicable of human beings.
“What if the CIA didn’t really want the NSA to find the source of the devastating leaks?
"The Regency Years reads like a romance novel of its period without the novel but makes an entertaining nonfiction read with superior prose and di
“A good piece of writing should be brief and concise, but it must also be worthy.”
“Case Red has detail that . . . would make an educational and entertaining read for the World War II enthusiast.”
“Rubenhold does a commendable job in bringing these women on stage and through their stories illuminating the appalling reality behind the veneer of Victorian complacency.
“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”
Claire Harman’s Murder by the Book begins in chaos and mystery: the body of 73-year-old aristocrat Lord William Russell is discovered in his own bed in his Mayfair mansion, hi
“In this book, the personal overwhelms the political.
“fascinating case studies of politics, family drama, and ultimately, leadership, both good and bad . . .”
“Jenkins’ history is traditional in the best sense of that word.
“an overlooked but important part of the Allies 1944 campaign to defeat Nazi Germany and this well-written and engaging volume should help it emerge from the shadow of the more heavily stud
“Marc Weitzmann has given us a blueprint of dangerous religious hatred that harkens to the Holocaust, with a promise of terror yet to come.”
"Civil wars, revolutions, invasions and fascist dictatorships formed the political backdrop that defined the works produced in Madrid over the centuries."
“The appeal of Jelley’s elegant book is the product of her literary style and the abundant reproductions of Vermeer’s work and that of his contemporaries.
“a fascinating read for anyone interested in fin-de –siècle Parisian society . . .”
“In spite of the depth and detail of this book, it is a fast read and worth sitting with a cup of tea by a warm fire from first page to last.”