The main title of this massive tome comes from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.
“Though one can ultimately disagree with Simms’ revisionist arguments, he has made an impressive effort to challenge the conventional history of Hitler’s approach to the world and war in th
“George Weigel is the most interesting and authoritative American scholar and analyst of the Roman Catholic Church.”
To say that Christopher Wood’s A History of Art History is erudite would be a serious understatement.
“The West needs to overcome its amnesia with respect to Maoism’s global ambitions. Lovell’s study of Maoism as a global history could not be more timely.”
“World War II Map by Map is a delight to leaf through and is highly recommended for those desiring a pictorial introduction to World War II.”
A year before the more famous “bridge too far” at Arnhem in The Netherlands, the “Red Devils” of the British Parachute Regiment traded blows with the “Green Devils” of the German Fallschirmjaeg
“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”
“If people read An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb and gather its deeper lessons, perhaps the race to Armageddon can be slowed if not stopped and
Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.
"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."
"Einstein's War is a parallel biography of the great thinker and Arthur Stanley Eddington who used Einstein's work to heal the world scientific co
“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”
“Shelley Emling . . . brings Bernadotte to life. Written in an unpretentious style, it portrays close up the . . . most modest of men.
“Had Harper Lee completed The Reverend, would it have become the unparalleled great American true crime book? We’ll never know.
"Stephen Turnbull in Pirate teaches history with charm, fun, humor, and sarcasm. You will want to sign on board!"
“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”
“If one man can be said to have gotten Americans to the moon, it was definitely John F. Kennedy . . .”
"In Sea People, Pacific historian Christina Thompson tells of the European discovery of the Polynesians and the island people's opening to the wor
By 1914 Europeans ruled 84% of the globe. How did they do it? Eleven hundred years ago Europe was a backwater.
“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
“In The End of the Myth, Greg Grandin reaches devastating conclusions about America’s current trajectory.
“a blinding work of narrative fact that will amaze, enthrall, and, yes, cause every reader to shed tears for the residue of suffering that Chernobyl has left to all humanity.”
“O’Connor and Weatherall’s work will help us face the ‘alternative facts’ that Trump relies upon.”
"White Fury tells a highly readable complete history of the once-powerful colonial Jamaican sugar economy through the letters of Simon Taylor, one of its greatest planters."