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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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“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.

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“a fascinating read for anyone interested in fin-de –siècle Parisian society . . .”

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“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.”

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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

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“‘Whatever you learn, remember: the learning must make you more, not less, human.’”

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“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.

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“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”

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“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

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"Despite the volume of this book and its controversial interpretations, it makes a fast easy adventure in reading.

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“Anzio was in fact a great defensive victory that was won by the valor of the British and American troops that defended the beachhead . . .”

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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

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“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.

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“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 . . .

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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

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On June 21, 1969, an estimated three-quarters of the British population tuned into Royal Family, a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary that captured the royals as surprisingly ord

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Many Americans were shocked last year to watch neo-Nazis marching and chanting racist profanity in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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"This very thick book makes a fast entertaining read that illuminates facts about the times on almost every page.

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“Wars are not won by evacuations,” remarked Winston Churchill after 338,226 British and French soldiers were safely transferred from the beaches at Dunkirk to England in late May-early June 1940.

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This account of the rise of punk in East Germany is openly the work of a devoted fan of that scene. Tim Mohr is upfront about his emotional investment in the topic.

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For the most part, what attention has been paid in the last 70 years to the events of the Holocaust in Italy has largely been a matter of the “good Italians” who protected, opposed, and/or actively

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“wonderful photos and illustrations make this book entertaining . . .”

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Every so often in this unusual and uneven book, a phrase or a scene makes a sudden unexpected connection between past and present, like the spark when an electric current flashes across a gap betwe

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To the world at large, Galway summons thoughts of one of Ireland’s most idyllic destinations, with rows of quaint shops and pubs leading down to the sea and the Spanish Gate in lanes filled with mu

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