“We need anthropology now more than ever. As Ruth Benedict once noted prophetically, ‘The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference.’”
“Pipes recounts the gradual process by which through the sheer force of his intellect, Richard Nixon became relevant again to the debates about America’s proper role in the world.”
“one of those incredible true crime stories that grab one’s attention and does not let go until the last page.”
“In this wide-ranging story of exploration, Fetter-Vorm captures both the mystical pull of the moon and the many men and women who worked hard to understand and reach it.
LGBTQ communities in the US are gearing up for June gay pride parades, and this year will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots that continue to symbolize the coming out
“In The Guarded Gate, Okrent shows tremendous insight but also tremendous restraint, letting the alarming rise of racist eugenics unfold in its own time, and painstakingly document
“this graphic novel is for readers who know how to snap their fingers while turning the page.”
John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.
“If one ranks the American empire as the world’s most powerful, rivaled only by imperial Rome in its heyday, then for a brief moment, by the close of his time in office,” George H. W.
"Baime wrote The Accidental President almost as if a witness to those momentous times.
"through this book of nonfiction snippets, however enlightening, the idea of the author seeing a much bigger picture emerges, one best told through the experience of the different parts."
“Stern offers an invaluable historical analysis of a nation’s moral order in crisis, one that Americans need to bear in mind as Trump’s war on those seeking asylum in the U.S.
“Statesmen . . . should be judged not by the purity of their ideals and intentions, but by the consequences of their actions and policies.”
“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
On September 13, 1971, my Buffalo National Guard unit entered Attica State Prison where the prisoners had rioted and seized hostages.
“The 50th anniversary . . . should be retold as a tribute to these long forgotten heroes that answered their county’s call in this controversial war.”
Historians, like archeologists, play an invaluable role uncovering all-but-forgotten people of the past, thus helping provide a better picture of the present.
“provides a fresh perspective on the strategic options each combatant faced as the once European war became truly global in 1941 . . .”
“books like this remind us of the human cost of war and the sacrifices made by soldiers who answered their country’s call . . .”
“a great resource, but sadly, offers little understanding of how modern 20th century political culture was forged and the role radical women and men played in this critical development.”
“a solid introductory volume to anyone wishing to learn about America’s airborne forces in World War II . . .”
In case the nonstop celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt.
“A Mind to Stay is a revealing history of much of the otherwise lost reality of thousands of plantations that lack documentation.”
We elect our leaders with a hope and a prayer. We generally do not know much about these men and women, except as they reveal themselves during a campaign.
In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.