“illuminating, well-written, and offers sharp insights into fascism’s strong appeal, for some, in times of turbulent change.”
“Churchill & Son is a well-written, extensively researched book that explores the interesting but troubled relationship between a world-famous father and son.”
“revisionist history at its finest, offering a compelling narrative of the neglected factors that brought about the century’s bloodiest war, convincingly making the case th
Within an overall historical event are the individual stories.
“The author writes clearly and entertainingly of the rich history of the Plantagenet queens of England and for an audience unfamiliar with the subject.”
“Allport demonstrates vast knowledge of relevant primary and secondary sources and covers a broad range of events and activities.
“Eric Vuillard’s book is an aphoristic masterpiece.
“Paul Betts’ Ruin and Renewal bills itself as interpretative post-World War II history, but it is instead another left-wing assault on Western civilization.”
“Demons haunted Germany after World War II, and Germans turned to ancient rites and rituals to seek redress and recovery. Professor Black tells that story well.”
“Russia has never had a greater, more devoted patriot than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.”
“The Perfect Fascist has contemporary political relevance, as ultra-nationalist politics have gained traction in several western democracies.”
“Ronald Grigor Suny has written a massive, extensively researched biography of Josef Stalin’s early years—from his childhood days in Gori, Georgia, to the Bolshevik seizure of power in Octo
Kings and queens continue to captivate the popular imagination. Although dwindling in the modern era, most medieval European states had a monarchy.
In boyhood, enthralled by an old radio recovered from a dump, Darran Anderson accessed “the world of adults . . .
“Ullrich’s work is a remarkable treatise on the malevolence of power in modern times. Take care, lest we fall into the trap of autocracy.”
"Children of Ash and Elm is a thorough, readable, one-volume history of the Viking culture built on the documentary and on archaeology."
“Thomas Penn in A Royal Tragedy covers the three brothers of the House of York in ‘one of the most seductive and contested stories in English history . . .’”
“Fletcher tells a familiar tale of cultural genius, global exploration, religious conflict and reform, and geopolitical rivalry.
"The Life and Death of Ancient Cities joins a shelf full of enlightening new fun reads on understanding our beginnings in the ancient world."
According to Victor Hugo, a barbarian of civilization is preferable to a civilized barbarian. Alaric the Goth was supposedly the former.
“Hansen’s narrative illuminates the Dark Ages in this masterwork on globalism.”
The 1936 Summer Olympiad marked pivotal moments in history for world athletes and world politics.
“We should teach philosophers like Roa. We owe it to Galileo. But it’s unlikely because of science deniers, more prevalent than Livio allows.”
“Ian Fleming himself could not have written such an improbable yet actual plot . . .”
On June 1, 1943, Germans “pacified” the Polish village of Sochy. Anna Janko’s mother was orphaned. Sochy had “eighty-eight houses, most with thatched roofs. Two or three made of stone.