“For anyone who thinks that gridlock and partisan machinations are a recent development, this book will quickly lay those misconceptions to rest.”
“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.”
“the narrative has clear writing and solid scholarship that does not promote an agenda, leaving the reader to imagine broader implications and slavery’s legacy.”
“Nicely crafted, the book will appeal to hard-core Ness fans and true-crime freaks.”
“In his timely and necessary The Third Reconstruction, Peniel Joseph has written a book with the power to engender the same consuming and transforming passion that
“America’s Rise and Fall Among Nations is a stinging critique of America’s foreign policy establishment and its Progressive ‘ruling class’ since 1910, and Codevill
Caroline Johnson, an artist who met Lincoln said, “Mr. President I believe God has hewn you out of rock, for this great and mighty purpose.
“In Patriot vs. Loyalist, Si Sheppard looks at this conflict of ‘communities, even families, sundered, of neighbor turning against neighbor.’”
“Nathaniel Philbrick has a genius for writing about pieces of history and intuiting broad themes and lessons therefrom.”
“The Cause comes across as a special gift, the book the author most wanted to write to the reader from the great scholar.”
“O’Donnell’s vivid writing reveals the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the men who do the actual fighting in wars.”
“perceptive and engaging . . .”
“a truly fresh look at one of the most chronicled figures in American history. Washington literally spent his entire life learning about politics and public service . . .”
“For students of both American government and the early history of the republic, this volume fills in a significant gap, while highlighting the political challenges faced by our very first
“Jonathan Horn in his new book Washington’s End provides a captivating and enlightening look at Washington’s post-presidential life and the politically divided country that was par
These days many historians would ask: Why another book about a well-known founding father, in this case a dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington?
The main title of this massive tome comes from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.
“For those with an interest in American social and cultural history, this is a well-written, insightful, and incisive work that provides much to consider on a longtime controversial issue.”
The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.
“Working together during a very fragile time in our nation’s history, when there were no assurances that the United States would even exist beyond the 18th century, Jefferson and Madison co
“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing
“The British Are Coming is history written in a grand style and manner. It leaves one anxiously awaiting the next two volumes.”
“McCullough tells the story of these pioneer heroes in his characteristic narrative manner, which, as in his other books, combines eloquence, erudition, vividness, and remarkable insight.
“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”
“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.”