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“Lago is a storyteller, and his accessible, sprightly writing style makes what could be a mind-numbing collection of facts read like an adventure yarn.”

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“An American Quilt [is] nothing less than a reexamination of American history through the lens of race, class, and gender.”

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“a fascinating look at the interaction of money and politics in the early years of our republic . . .”

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Anthropologist/folklorist/journalist Zora Neale Hurston used her polyvalent talent to produce the only recorded Trans-Atlantic slave narrative based on extensive interviews with Kossula, or Cudjo L

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Statesmen . . . should be judged not by the purity of their ideals and intentions, but by the consequences of their actions and policies.”

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T. J. English’s newest look at the American criminal underworld, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban Underworld, has a unique genesis.

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The American Civil War (1861–1865) falls between the two most hideous Supreme Court decisions related to race relations. In 1857, just before the Civil war started, Dred Scott v.

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For weal or woe, many names stand out in the history of our revolution against Great Britain: Nathan Hale, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Ethan Allen, for example.

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Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god

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Although Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West borrows its title from James Burnham’s 1964 classic, it has more in common with Burnham’s The Managerial Revolution (1941), The M

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Detroit is synonymous in contemporary American politics with dilapidation, crime, and hopelessness.

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Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.

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"Siskind provides a valuable reference work for the first year of the Trump presidency—judged the worst in U.S. history by leading political scientists."

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“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”

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“accomplishes a challenging goal of tying all of these conflicts together into a coherent narrative . . .”

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“The author argues that, in the ultimate contradiction, ‘Oppenheimer's foes used deceit and treachery’ ‘fueled by fear and paranoia’ to end a chance for a world safe from the nuclear weapon

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Some of the history of the United States is known to many, yet the story behind the events and circumstances that make up that history not always necessarily so much.

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"Partner to Power, however, 'reminds us that some of the most powerful people working in the White House, indeed in the whole of government, are often the least kn

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On September 13, 1971, my Buffalo National Guard unit entered Attica State Prison where the prisoners had rioted and seized hostages.

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It is unfortunate and even tragic in today's society that our history is so largely unknown, mostly untaught and unlearned.

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“The 50th anniversary . . . should be retold as a tribute to these long forgotten heroes that answered their county’s call in this controversial war.”

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No book could have a more auspicious moment of publication than Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing.

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“Can America find the vital spark needed to walk the cooperative pathway?”

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“In This Grand Experiment, Jessica Ziparo tells the history of female federal employees in Washington, DC, 1861–1865, ‘an important but overlooked

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