Adam Hochschild’s book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 gives us a different take on reporting about wars and their effect.
“a single overarching volume on World War II espionage and covert action that has long been missing . . .”
In a conflict as massive as was World War II, it is inevitable that there would be a plethora of personal and personally heroic stories to be told.
The American special operations forces known as the Navy SEALs have been garnering considerable attention and headlines in the media and even onscreen in recent years, particularly as a result of o
It has been said before and bears repeating, but it is always gratifying when the stories of more obscure incidents and events of a historical period are published for the information and edificati
In 1930, 18-year-old Betty Thorpe married British diplomat Arthur Pack and left Washington, DC, for Chile where Pack was commissioned.
“cannot be recommended too highly . . . another smoking gun . . .”
The history of the American Revolution has been told many times in many places.
It should be noted, in the interest of full disclosure, that the mother of this reviewer was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).
In the interest of full disclosure, an uncle of this reviewer was present at Iwo Jima during the course of the main invasion and fighting there.
This particular publication is not what it might seem at first glance.
The Age of Catastrophe is a thousand-plus page history of Western Europe set between World War One and World War Two.
Those who are members of groups that have historically been subject to discrimination and even genocide—religious, ethnic, and racial minorities—may contemplate how they would react were their wors
“[a] history of heroic aviators who racked up racked up an impressive combat record as one of the preeminent Bomb Groups in the 8th Air Force.”
“For me, the hardest thing to bear is not that Jews were massacred in Jedwabne and the area, but that it was done with such cruelty and that the killing gave so much joy.”
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA initially designated ARPA, was created by Congress in 1958.
On September 18, 1931, the Regensburger Echo ran a front-page article, “Suicide in Hitler's Apartment.” The body of Geli Raubal, Hitler's niece, was found with a single gunshot wound to th
Genghis Khan (1162–1227) took a collection of dysfunctional Mongolian tribes and created a nation of language, literacy, and law set up to continue conquering after his death.
“brings to light a truth that should be told of how ordinary men and women struggled for four years to help liberate their country . . .”
“a splendid little read that tells the story of America’s Navy with just enough detail and anecdotes to engage . . .”
Anghiari was a minor battle on June 29, 1440, in a series of otherwise all too common Florentine defeats as this commune spiraled toward the bottom in the years of the Italian Renaissance.
History as documented through the image has a short historiography. Until recently, even the nobility lacked multiple images or sometimes any likeness at all.
Although it was the longest war of the 20th century and caused over a million casualties, the Iran-Iraq War is largely forgotten by the Western world outside of a few military analysts and Middle E
The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic by Margaret A.
“an engaging volume.”