“A good piece of writing should be brief and concise, but it must also be worthy.”
“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.
“Case Red has detail that . . . would make an educational and entertaining read for the World War II enthusiast.”
“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.
“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
“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.
“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.”
The Brexit vote in 2016, the election of Donald Trump as America’s president, the rise of Matteo Salvini in Italy, and the enduring popularity of Russia’s Vladimir Putin have all made those on the
“‘Whatever you learn, remember: the learning must make you more, not less, human.’”
“The book is not a complete history of U.S.-British relations, but instead a narrower and more focused look at how as empires Britain and America struggled for power and influence.
“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”
“With the word refugee as divisive now as it has ever been, O’Dowd’s book, examining how fresh off the boat migrants fleeing starvation and persecution helped to save the Union, co
"Despite the volume of this book and its controversial interpretations, it makes a fast easy adventure in reading.
“Anzio was in fact a great defensive victory that was won by the valor of the British and American troops that defended the beachhead . . .”
The popular British historian John Julius Norwich’s last book (he died at age 88 on June 1, 2018), A History of France, is a treasure of historical narrative, witty observations, and trenc
“For students of history, and also for casual readers who simply enjoy learning new and unusual aspects of history, this book is a real gem.
“My aim in this book,” writes Polish historian Adam Zamoyski in his captivating new biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, “is not to justify or condemn, but to piece together his life . . .
Carl von Clausewitz is best known for his magnum opus, On War, which has long been considered the standard for Western thought on war and strategy. Although generations of graduate and wa