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"No one needs a background in the Renaissance and its Holy Roman Church to enjoy this epic and fast- paced tale of debauchery, intrigue, politics, and more."

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“[A]n exhaustive biography of the remarkable Habsburg ruler coupled with important insights into the birth of the modern state system of Europe . . .”

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“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”

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“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”

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Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.

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“Nagorski provides a compelling narrative of the war’s major events, developments, and personalities in 1941.”

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“Rarely has Europe produced anything finer in terms of piercing analysis or moral subtlety. . . .

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“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

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“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. . . .”

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“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.

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“What if the CIA didn’t really want the NSA to find the source of the devastating leaks?

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"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

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“A good piece of writing should be brief and concise, but it must also be worthy.”

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“Case Red has detail that  . . . would make an educational and entertaining read for the World War II enthusiast.”

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“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.

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“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”

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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

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“Owen Matthews’ new biography of Sorge provides revealing insights into the character and accomplishments of a man that Ian Fleming called ‘the most formidable spy in history.’”

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“In this book, the personal overwhelms the political.

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“fascinating case studies of politics, family drama, and ultimately, leadership, both good and bad . . .”

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“Jenkins’ history is traditional in the best sense of that word.

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“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

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“Marc Weitzmann has given us a blueprint of dangerous religious hatred that harkens to the Holocaust, with a promise of terror yet to come.”

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"Civil wars, revolutions, invasions and fascist dictatorships formed the political backdrop that defined the works produced in Madrid over the centuries."

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