“provides a wonderful balance of narrative history with personal recollections, examining both sides . . .
"This isn't an objective interpretation after all, but one bent on proving Ukrainian innocence, even to the extent of defending Nazis as simply fodder for a sensation-seeking media mill."
“The lessons to be learned from Hitler’s rise to power are legion. Among them are the notion that . . . sociopaths ultimately are self-interested and . . . loyalty is a one-way street.
“The genius of Bruce Chadwick’s oral history of the road to Ft.
“Though the Boston Tea Party is perhaps more notorious, the Boston Massacre is equally as important to understanding the events to follow, culminating in the American Revolution.”
“Leebaert, to his credit, presents an unvarnished look at the policymakers he credits with saving America’s democracy and shaping the post-World War II world.”
“Zelikow proves an effective storyteller with an easy, uncomplicated narrative that makes for good reading of solid, honest scholarship reminiscent sometimes of Barbara Tuschman’s The G
The campaign in the Mediterranean is often considered the forgotten campaign of the European Theater of World War II, generally receiving much less coverage from historians than Northwest Europe, p
“Malkasian is a masterful writer, expertly blending history with strategic and cultural analysis to craft what will be the benchmark history of this conflict.”
“Murphy is plain-spoken, a man of faith and modesty, and the ideal person to write this World War II memoir. One hopes the television series will be half as good.”
“Were it not for the horrors visited on Germany’s European neighbors, as well as on many of its own citizens, by the Nazis, one might almost feel a twinge of sympathy for the common German.
“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”
“gives a sharp analysis of how tanks and mechanized units became the primary formations in the European Theater during World War II.”
“Montefiore synthesizes human history by ‘using the stories of families across time’ and ‘connecting great events with individual human drama.’”
“As the Vietnam-era veterans begin to fade away, it is important that their stories of service and valor not be lost.”
“a more complete accounting of the life of Rome’s greatest nemesis . . .”
“a neat little introduction to Germany’s excellent, but ultimately ineffective jet fighter.”
“the narrative has clear writing and solid scholarship that does not promote an agenda, leaving the reader to imagine broader implications and slavery’s legacy.”
“According to military historian Mark Moyar, not only was the communist victory in Vietnam not inevitable, but by 1968 the war had shifted in America’s and South Vietnam’s
“an excellent introductory volume that definitely lives up to its title as an Essential History for anyone unfamiliar with this conflict.”
“Fire and Rain pretends to be military and diplomatic history—and there is some of that—but is mostly an anti-Vietnam War, anti-Nixon and Kissinger screed . .
“Meltzer and Mensch, in The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill, give history a sheen of drama that it deserves while leaving the reader much
America at the turn of the 20th century was a country just beginning to determine its place in world affairs, trying to maintain a splendid isolation from the alleged tawdriness of colonialization
“Childs writes an engrossing, spellbinding narrative while laying out a clear and comprehendible history.”
“the author tells this story in a clear and engaging manner that makes the text read almost like a crime novel told on a personable, almost heartbeat level.”