“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.
The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis
“Pomfret’s book focuses on the relationship between the intelligence services of Poland and the United States after the end of the Cold War.
“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n
“A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”
“An expansive history . . . with concise clarity, managing to capture the uniquely Greek identity throughout.”
“Nothing that Wheatcroft writes can erase Churchill’s greatness. At one of the darkest hours of human history, Churchill saved Western Civilization.”
“Singing Like Germans is a superb piece of historical research enlivened by its author’s deep fascination with her subject matter.”
“Marton’s prologue and epilogue sum up Merkel’s astounding political life, and yet all the chapters in between are what provide the immaculate details of how she came to be Angela Merkel.”
“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.”
The human animal loves puzzles, and it’s all the more enticing if it’s a puzzle that others can’t solve.
“The long history (and struggle) behind every jar of fruit preserve makes for a gripping read, and this little book will not disappoint neither culinary historians nor home cooks.”
“threads of When Women Ruled the World make up a history of women not just as rulers but as women who were rulers. . . .”
“. . . Cervantes describes the exploring, the diplomatic activity, the rivalries, the fighting, and the personalities with delicious granularity.”
“Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”
“This . . . is much more than a book about Vikings.
Author Andres Resendez has undertaken to tell the story of a little-known voyage across the Pacific Ocean by a small Spanish fleet, one ship of which, the smallest, was led, surprisingly, by a mula
It’s World War II.
“Garrett Ryan entertains as well as educates on the ancient history of the Greeks and Romans.”
“Thomas Ferenczi has written a concise, primary-sourced, and fact-based history of Nazi Germany’s foreign policy between 1933 and 1939.”
“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.”
“All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days is an exceptionally well-crafted book.”