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“If one ranks the American empire as the world’s most powerful, rivaled only by imperial Rome in its heyday, then for a brief moment, by the close of his time in office,” George H. W.

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Jay Sexton puts American history in a global perspective.

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At the time of his death in 1625, at age 55, James I of England had been already ill with several maladies of the time, but rumors immediately surfaced that he had been poisoned by George Villiers,

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This collection of short pieces by the British writer Martin Amis takes you into a wide range of his nonfiction work.

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“Matthews does an excellent job of pulling Bobby out from behind any family shadows to give us an in-depth portrait of what could have been.”

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"Despite the book's size, the complexity of its subject, and the narrative's variance with common public memory, it is a fast engaging read that corrects, even scatters, misconceptions."

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Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.

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Perry’s skewering of evolutionary rationales to explain and justify gender inequalities should keep us going for a while.”

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“. . . leaves no stone unturned in providing a taut narrative of this important era of modern European history . . .”

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Among historians certainly, it has been axiomatic that control of the authority and power of the Federal government was maintained by the so-called Southern plantation aristocracy for the first 75

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Since its 2015 publication, Ari Berman’s Give Us the Ballot has received near universal acclaim, including Notable or Best Book of the Year status from The New York Times, The

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“well-organized, splendidly written, and compelling . . .”

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On July 4, 1866, George Bailey Loring gave a speech. He spoke about the founding fathers, and what they did not do.

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This entertaining and well-structured book is an ethnography of the New Domesticity movement which the author sees as sweeping America.

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“. . . we as historians are in debt to the life and work of Dr. Lewis.”

As an historian, this reviewer found reading Notes on a Century an unexpected pleasure.

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“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”

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“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating.

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“‘Heterosexuality is historically constituted,’ she concludes, ‘and for now we believe in it. And this, too, shall pass.’”

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“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.

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“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.

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Writer Kevin Desinger found a great setup for his debut novel: A good citizen and wine steward, Jim Sandusky, is home one evening with his wife in a fine, quiet neighborhood when their peace is dis