Every so often in this unusual and uneven book, a phrase or a scene makes a sudden unexpected connection between past and present, like the spark when an electric current flashes across a gap betwe
“Studies from the Holocaust have revealed how social death preceded physical death, tracing the creep of generalizations, exclusions and dehumanization of Jews that made mass murder possible.
There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.
“describes the sweeping changes to England’s economy, government, culture, and influence in Europe . . .”
A social history and even personal memoirs may not be everyone’s cup of tea and, at first glance, that might appear to be the case here.
“[This] book is a must not only for specialists but for any reader trying to understand how and why U.S.-Russian relations have gone from Bill Clinton’s embrace of Boris Yeltsin to confront
Many authors are currently interested in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.
Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Hollywood, television, and true crime publications have depicted the Russian mob (known as the mafiya) as almost superhuman—a va
Why did Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explode on April 26, 1986? Was it operator error? Was it a design flaw? Should we look deeper into the Soviet system for the cause?
"Francis' 'achievements were extraordinary' in no small part from his 'Machiavellian skill that put his peers to shame.’"
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.”
“Fascinating and atmospheric, the narrative is complimented with beautifully illustrated images . . . For anyone who loves Dublin . . .”
“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).
Ever since April 30, 1945, the spirit of Adolf Hitler has floated across the minds of Western Europeans and North Americans like a vampiric miasma—a perennial threat that is often invoked whenever
“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.”