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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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“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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There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.

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This is the largely untold story of French commandos during WWII, led by an aristocrat from a famous family who was trained by the British spy office called Special Operative Executive (SOE).

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“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.

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“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”

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“should be the definitive volume on the Riviera’s World War II experience and is highly recommended.”

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One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.

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Fans of Verdi's opera La Traviata and readers who enjoy biographies of courtesans won't want to miss this gem by Rene Weis, a regular contributor to the Royal Opera House programs.

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Those who are members of groups that have historically been subject to discrimination and even genocide—religious, ethnic, and racial minorities—may contemplate how they would react were their wors

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Prior to David A. Bell’s new work, detailed investigations of the “life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821)” did not evoke notions of a short, slim volume.

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“brings to light a truth that should be told of how ordinary men and women struggled for four years to help liberate their country . . .”

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an illuminating linguistic, cartographic, and historical exploration of Parisian lusts.”

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In his book The Cost of Courage author Charles Kaiser brings the horror of existing in occupied France during World War II front and center.

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“. . . assured and compelling. . . . fascinating and perceptive . . .”

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“Ms. Emling’s riveting new biography reveals in page-turning prose the life-balance struggles of a true genius.”