“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
Masha Gessen will inform you not only about Putin’s Russia but will also take you deep into a society where many, if not most, people desire a strong leader.
“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”
“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.
“To say this is a convoluted story would be an understatement.”
“provides a fresh perspective on the strategic options each combatant faced as the once European war became truly global in 1941 . . .”
It is easy to make war and very hard to make peace. The experience of the Allies after the Great War shows that a flawed peace will only lead to more war.
“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.”
"Death of Assassin is an entertaining look at very human characters in a world on the edge of radical change."
“should be the definitive volume on the Riviera’s World War II experience and is highly recommended.”
“The Strange Death of Europe may be one of the most important philosophical books of our time.”
The blood soaked epic rise of the Tudors from powerful family to self-made royalty is one of the great political dramas in history.
The Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca in The Ruling Class (1896) noted that political leaders in all countries propagate myths or “political formulas” that resonate with citizens a
There have been many instances where one wishes one could have been a fly on the wall in order to know what was said at the time or what really happened, particularly, say, in the commission of a c
One facet of Nazi Germany about which many people do not know or of which they are unaware is the extent of chemical dependency in its society and regime.
One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.
“Tremlett writes so well as to make this read almost as entertaining as a traditional Spanish novel but with thorough balanced scholarship.”
It is entirely possible that the vast majority of Americans have never thought of or even considered the possibility that their country and its white supremacist legislation of the 1930s would ever
“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”
Claretta Pitacci, although not the only mistress to Italian Prime Minister and dictator, Benito Mussolini, is possibly best known as the one who died with him.
“If twelve or fifteen thousand Hebrew corrupters of the people had been held under poison gas . . . the sacrifice of millions at the front would not have been in vain.”
“a fascinating and informative account of the personal lives of the Tudors.”
For those who enjoy reading a well-told tale of historical nonfiction, this could be that story. But be forewarned that it comes with at least two caveats to be explained below.
“Emer O’Sullivan’s The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family seems the Oscar.
“Drink it in with a cup of Earl Grey Tea on a cold winter evening.”