“Whatever the reader concludes, this book makes an exciting reading adventure, built on an enlightening study on analyzing legend and challenging popular history with scholarship and scienc
“Through a parallel exploration of their life and careers, presenting their work in direct juxtaposition, Manet/Degas reveals the commonalities and divergences among their artistic
“The Dissident: Alexey Navalny is both interesting and depressing—a valuable guide to understanding contemporary Russia, its boss, and a major opponent.”
“John Gay and Julia Fox, in Hunting the Falcon, demonstrate the vast tapestry of the stories within the greater legend of Henry VIII by concentrating on his relationship with Anne
“Agincourt occurred as the combatant kingdoms of England and France each ‘dissolved into on-and-off civil war.’ Livingston brings that world to life and the amazing characters of that incre
"Ashes and Stones is an adventure in the form of a tour of the places and people the author encountered in a search for the stories of Scotland’s people condemned as witches.”
“a decisive event in the making of modern Europe . . .”
“a remarkable and fascinating read, made possible by the author’s extraordinary access to royal and official government archives only recently opened to researchers.”
“For Freedom and Beauty are not fixed starts, but cut by man only from his own flesh, but lit by man, on
Rory Carroll, a Dublin-based foreign correspondent for the Guardian, has written a nonfiction book that is as adrenaline-fueled and heart-stopping as any piece of fiction one can imagine f
"Anyone interested in culture, history, and simply a rollicking good story, will find much to savor in these pages."
“Dannatt and Lyman tell an engaging history of the British army, 1918 to 1940, that offers lessons in ‘the failure of both political and military leadership and disfunctionality between the
“. . . an introduction to the private and personal Churchill that often gets lost in the larger works of history and biography.”
The definition and use of military history has been challenging for the American military establishment. How is history useful for an operational commander or to soldiers in general?
“By quoting contemporary letters and histories, Arman brings this woman and her world vividly to life.
“Jones’ tale of the Beer Hall Putsch is only the culmination of his thoughtful analysis of German politics in the crucial year of 1923.”
"Anyone wanting to understand the current war in Ukraine would benefit from reading this careful and thoughtful history. . . . a deft use of the documentary format."
“This book is a compelling read as Angus is a clear, concise, and talented writer who makes even small facets of long ago lives fascinating.”
David Grann, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, offers what amounts to three page-turning narratives
“Shakespeare’s Book by Chris Laoutaris is a must read for anyone with even a slight passing fancy for Shakespeare.”
“As war clouds gathered in Europe and the Far East, the British royal family faced internal and external crises. Larman’s new book details how they dealt with them.”
“Lowell Bennett did not write as a journalist but in the honest and human prose of the best in memoirs, a work well received in 1945 that still takes the reader on a great adventure today.”
The 400-year-old relationship between China and Russia could best be summarized as incessant "frenemies"—sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries, but always in flux as the relative power between th
“Wilkie has added a valuable piece to this puzzle of the past, allowing us a deeper sense of the world of upper-class women beyond being the names of wives to their much better known husban
"This isn't an objective interpretation after all, but one bent on proving Ukrainian innocence, even to the extent of defending Nazis as simply fodder for a sensation-seeking media mill."