The human animal loves puzzles, and it’s all the more enticing if it’s a puzzle that others can’t solve.
“The long history (and struggle) behind every jar of fruit preserve makes for a gripping read, and this little book will not disappoint neither culinary historians nor home cooks.”
“threads of When Women Ruled the World make up a history of women not just as rulers but as women who were rulers. . . .”
“. . . Cervantes describes the exploring, the diplomatic activity, the rivalries, the fighting, and the personalities with delicious granularity.”
“Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”
“This . . . is much more than a book about Vikings.
Author Andres Resendez has undertaken to tell the story of a little-known voyage across the Pacific Ocean by a small Spanish fleet, one ship of which, the smallest, was led, surprisingly, by a mula
It’s World War II.
“Garrett Ryan entertains as well as educates on the ancient history of the Greeks and Romans.”
“Thomas Ferenczi has written a concise, primary-sourced, and fact-based history of Nazi Germany’s foreign policy between 1933 and 1939.”
“In Battle of Britain, Dilip Sarkar tells the story of this historic moment through the experiences of participants who did not survive the battle.
“In Egypt 1801, Reid tells the battles in great detail but with clear, engrossing, and lively prose in the best tradition of the literature of military history.”
“Hastings is especially good in Operation Pedestal at describing the excitement, fear, and weariness of the British seamen and airmen as they encountered Axis attacks.”
“All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days is an exceptionally well-crafted book.”
“A highly readable, monumental account of the idealism and suffering of the most international army ever assembled since the Crusades.”
“Historian Ambrogio Caiani’s riveting new book To Kidnap a Pope deftly explores the test of wills between the French emperor and Roman Catholic pontiff in the aftermath of the Fren
“African Europeans is a well-researched, ambitious, accessible, and concise but comprehensive introduction to this neglected story in European history.”
“England sleeps still from valley to hill.” That’s a line from a song by Amazing Blondel, a British group that imagined an Arcadian rural past.
“This is a terrific book, a brilliant reexamination of the events leading up to the greatest conflict in human history.”
“In Eva and Eve, Julie Metz reminds her readers that time and opportunity are not infinite, and that good people must be ever vigilant in opposing tyranny.”
“Leah Garrett must be congratulated for pulling all these stories together by bringing praiseworthy attention to these young Jewish resisters of Nazism who became among the most noble and c
“Marie Favereau’s new book The Horde is not the first history to challenge the depiction of the Mongol Empire as governed solely by ruthless conquerors and plunderers, but it is th
The history of Russia in the 21st century has been almost as tumultuous as its 20th century history.
In her enthralling book Emily Midorikawa tells the stories of women, many from modest backgrounds in the US and the UK, who parlayed their alleged communications with the spirit world into social,
“illuminating, well-written, and offers sharp insights into fascism’s strong appeal, for some, in times of turbulent change.”