“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”
"In Women's War, Stephanie McCurry writes from a perspective of women as equally important in all social issues of the American Civil War."
“While much is known about the two successful accidentals, Roosevelt and Truman, and the partially-successful Lyndon, the latter Johnson, much of the book’s treasure lies in earlier, lesser
“Perhaps most rewardingly and unexpectedly, Working is a book about what makes great writing: 'Rhythm matters. Mood matters. Sense of place matters.
“In When Brooklyn Was Queer, Ryan digs deeper into both the history of Brooklyn, and its queer community . . .
“It’s clear from Burns that the execution of foreign policy requires a deep understanding of geopolitical history, a grasp of complex policies, a long strategic view, and almost endless pat
“The heart of the book . . .
Kashmir has been a conflict zone since 1989. Nation-states have the power to nip idealism in the bud. Vested interests play a role in keeping conflict simmering.
"Clavin weaves a tale of brothels, buffalo, cattle, Colt revolvers, desert, faro, gunfighters, Indians, railroads, saloons, and wagons but mainly of the friendship between the legends of Wy
“Thompson shows that throughout his presidency, Roosevelt worked assiduously to overcome the restraints of domestic politics on his foreign policies by using his ‘bully pulpit’ and cultivat
“this graphic novel is for readers who know how to snap their fingers while turning the page.”
"Clavin sets out to sort facts from popular legend and 'it was a delight to discover that the truth' 'can be at least as dramatic and potent as its fabrications.'"
“Fault Lines is a comprehensive portrait of American history over the last half-century that ignores the nation’s changing place in the increasingly globalized wor
Emmett Till’s murder was the “first great media event of the Civil Rights movement.” Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till provides new detail: the family, the trial, and o
“real-life thriller about courage, despair, and an unbreakable human spirit.”
“One fascinating aspect of Ronald’s text is that it is written from the British perspective, rarely the case in literature about the American Revolutionary War.”
"This beautiful book has a fast and entertaining narrative that encourages the reader to go out to discover and wonder."
“If America is indeed entering a new Gilded Age, then Jack Kelly’s The Edge of Anarchy should be read by those with a serious desire to avoid another civil war between workers, man
“Leadership: In Turbulent Times cannot prescribe answers for the vexing questions of our own, fraught times, but it issues an authentic reminder of the traits and
“Harryhausen: The Movie Posters is infotainment in the best sense of the word.
“Capitalism in America is an unabashed, detailed defense of capitalism.”
“Every Krauthammer column is a joy to read—whether you agree or disagree with his particular position on a specific political issue or personality—because he combined graceful writing, comp
John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.
Harvey Milk was on the San Francisco board of supervisors and was the most high-profile openly gay elected officials in the world when he was gunned down in his office 40 years ago this month.
"The War Before the War is not an encyclopedia but a deep, scholarly, engrossing introduction to its subject that impacts us even today and in many ways.