“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.
Jay Sexton puts American history in a global perspective.
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,
This collection of short pieces by the British writer Martin Amis takes you into a wide range of his nonfiction work.
“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.”
"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."
Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.
“Perry’s skewering of evolutionary rationales to explain and justify gender inequalities should keep us going for a while.”
“. . . leaves no stone unturned in providing a taut narrative of this important era of modern European history . . .”
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
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
“well-organized, splendidly written, and compelling . . .”
On July 4, 1866, George Bailey Loring gave a speech. He spoke about the founding fathers, and what they did not do.
“. . . a brilliant example of how the format can inspire and educate.”
This entertaining and well-structured book is an ethnography of the New Domesticity movement which the author sees as sweeping America.
“. . . 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.
“. . . very helpful in understanding Lincoln’s attitude as politician and as president toward race.”
“Peace, They Say makes us consider the complexity of war and peace.
“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating.
“‘Heterosexuality is historically constituted,’ she concludes, ‘and for now we believe in it. And this, too, shall pass.’”
“President Clinton goes on to make an extremely detailed list of 46 steps government could take to make our society and our economy function better.
“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.
“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.
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