“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.”
“An American Quilt [is] nothing less than a reexamination of American history through the lens of race, class, and gender.”
“a fascinating look at the interaction of money and politics in the early years of our republic . . .”
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
“Statesmen . . . should be judged not by the purity of their ideals and intentions, but by the consequences of their actions and policies.”
T. J. English’s newest look at the American criminal underworld, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban Underworld, has a unique genesis.
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.
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.
“Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god
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
Detroit is synonymous in contemporary American politics with dilapidation, crime, and hopelessness.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
"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."
“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”
“accomplishes a challenging goal of tying all of these conflicts together into a coherent narrative . . .”
“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
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.
"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
On September 13, 1971, my Buffalo National Guard unit entered Attica State Prison where the prisoners had rioted and seized hostages.
It is unfortunate and even tragic in today's society that our history is so largely unknown, mostly untaught and unlearned.
“The 50th anniversary . . . should be retold as a tribute to these long forgotten heroes that answered their county’s call in this controversial war.”
No book could have a more auspicious moment of publication than Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing.
“Can America find the vital spark needed to walk the cooperative pathway?”
What are Americans afraid of?
“In This Grand Experiment, Jessica Ziparo tells the history of female federal employees in Washington, DC, 1861–1865, ‘an important but overlooked