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Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”
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“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”
“an excellent resource for the facts and key players in Russian history from the start of WWI to the mid-1920s.”
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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“offers a unique look into one of the world’s forgotten conflicts . . .”
“ Whether one is pro- or anti-Russia, or supports or disdains Putin, this book will be a fascinating read.”
“Siemens shows that the entire Nazi mission and ideology was born within and maintained by the SA.”
“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.