“provides a more nuanced picture of an almost tragic figure trying to bridge the old and new political order between representative democracy and the oligarchy of the English nobility.”
“There can never be too many books about Winston Churchill.
“A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”
“Nothing that Wheatcroft writes can erase Churchill’s greatness. At one of the darkest hours of human history, Churchill saved Western Civilization.”
“The author explains the important feminine side of a royal court with the histories of two of the mistresses of Great Britain’s famous monarchs, George I and II.”
“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.”
“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.
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,
“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.
“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 . . .’”
“Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual
“The Splendid and the Vile is a tale of courage, perseverance, sacrifice, fear, tragedy, human drama, and ultimately inspiration for free peoples everywhere.
“an incredible tale of technology and heroism.”
"David D. Hall provides an enlightening, well organized, easy read . . . on how the Puritans arose from English populism to what they became in America"
“For the love of Notre-Dame, this is the book you want.”
"Dalrymple knows the scholarship well but he writes in a way that the reader goes on an enlightening and entertaining tour of the history of the British East India Company."
“. . . deeply moving, well researched, and fittingly appropriate tribute to the enduring legacy of Prince Albert . . .”
"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
“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.
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
“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.”
“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.