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“FDR, as Gerhardt shows, was certainly one of the most consequential presidents in our nation’s history, but consequential and greatness are not the same thing.”

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“brings together Hoover-style surveillance and Goldman-style anarchism with the force of inevitability [that] reflects both top-notch detective work and consummate crime writing.”

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An Unfinished Love Story is in large measure a book about loss, both personal and political, but it’s also a celebration of the power of research to reanimate the past and reshape

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Embracing Communist China is a crisply written and compellingly argued book . . .”

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“Nelson keeps the prose lively with intimate storytelling . . .”

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“consummately persuasive in its air-tight arguments, [and] equally dizzying in its topical breadth and the cumulative impact of its finely detailed storytelling.”

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“Golway’s lively and insightful narrative does much to illuminate La Guardia’s enduring impact on New York City and the relevance of his grand and inclusive social vision a century later.”

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“This scholarship, written as a clear, engaging narrative, inspires the reader to take the ideas presented in Life After Power to look at other post-presidency lives.”

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“The Bishop and the Butterfly reads like a cross between a whodunnit and a political expose. . . .

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Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality is a history lesson told through the lives of two remarkable men who were opposites in life circumstances but

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“In Nazis on the Potomac, Sutton tells the incredible previously secret story of an institution where Americans listened and learned the lessons needed to win World War II.”

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the Constitution and Declaration are included, but the other selections are well balanced between more recognized and obscure documents to tell the story of America . .

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American Presidents in Diplomacy and War is a tutorial on foreign policy 'realism' as the most effective approach to international politics.”

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“For anyone who thinks that gridlock and partisan machinations are a recent development, this book will quickly lay those misconceptions to rest.”

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“something for history buffs, aviation enthusiast, aeronautical students and anyone interested in how America developed some the most advanced aircraft of the Cold War and into the 21st cen

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When it comes to organized labor, Walt Disney and the company he founded have had an intermittently turbulent and troubled history.

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“the author combines his background as both a historian and lawyer to present his guilty verdict on the Confederate government in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. . . .

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"a surprisingly rich history. . . . McNeur clearly knows how to find out everything it's possible to discover about these women and the circles they moved in."

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“Bordewich’s book should serve as a cautionary tale to keep us alert to the modern incarnation of the KKK, which has traded its bed sheets and hoods for coats and ties.”

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“Heather Cox Richardson’s Democracy Awakening demonstrates the indispensable role that historians can and should play in times of ongoing crisis."

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From a rich body of literature, Ostler mines material for this special history of the United States with the stories and reasons for creating the uniquely American language.”

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“Although Howe acknowledges the contingency of history and free choice, his hypothesis that humans have repeatable behaviors and social interactions is hard to refute.”

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This book is well-executed, exceptionally well researched, and a pleasure to read, even when it presents challenging thoughts and ideas.”

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Ellman’s book is not history; it is not even revisionist history. It is a lengthy diatribe against one of America’s greatest generals.”

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