“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 . .
“American Presidents in Diplomacy and War is a tutorial on foreign policy 'realism' as the most effective approach to international politics.”
“For anyone who thinks that gridlock and partisan machinations are a recent development, this book will quickly lay those misconceptions to rest.”
“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
When it comes to organized labor, Walt Disney and the company he founded have had an intermittently turbulent and troubled history.
“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. . . .
"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."
“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.”
“Heather Cox Richardson’s Democracy Awakening demonstrates the indispensable role that historians can and should play in times of ongoing crisis."
“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.”
“Although Howe acknowledges the contingency of history and free choice, his hypothesis that humans have repeatable behaviors and social interactions is hard to refute.”
“This book is well-executed, exceptionally well researched, and a pleasure to read, even when it presents challenging thoughts and ideas.”
“Ellman’s book is not history; it is not even revisionist history. It is a lengthy diatribe against one of America’s greatest generals.”
“In First Family, Good writes well of George Washington and the lives of the youngest of his step-grandchildren but without overreaching with the discussion of gossip.
“Lincoln’s God contends that the Civil War and, more particularly, the struggle over slavery, affected a religious transformation in Lincoln—a per
“McManus provides an infantryman’s view of warfare at its dirtiest and bleakest.”
“The problem is much worse than most Americans understand. It is not simply a matter of replacing private insurance with a public system.”
“A Fever in the Heartland engulfs readers in an early-'20s Indiana where the Klan’s full-tilt coup feels as palpably and terrifyingly real as it does confoundingly implausible.”
“What It Took to Win challenges the reader to think about and understand not just the history of the Democratic Party but also the politics of America in general.
There are few surprises in The Midnight Kingdom, Jared Yates Sexton’s history of power corrupting absolutely, but there aren’t meant to be.
“Though the Boston Tea Party is perhaps more notorious, the Boston Massacre is equally as important to understanding the events to follow, culminating in the American Revolution.”
“a rigorously analyzed, seminal work . . .”
“Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh explores Jefferson’s great contradictions and ideas, especially around religion and slavery, yet the vi
“a short book but a visceral one.”
“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”