“an excellent introductory volume that definitely lives up to its title as an Essential History for anyone unfamiliar with this conflict.”
“Beevor, who has written acclaimed books about the Second World War, presents a richly detailed account of the momentous four years of Russian history between 1917 and 1921.”
“Orlando Figes’ new book The Story of Russia could not be more timely or informative.”
“For those looking for factual information and a new perspective on an old topic, fortunately there are other books out there.”
“True Raiders represents the best kind of rollicking adventure true-life tale, lively engaging prose based on what did happen, not wild speculation bordering on fantasy.”
“James Horn has put together an incredible lost history of an important figure whose life decided the future of America and all that has entailed since.”
“Migrations, if placed on the coffee table, may supersede the phone during a commercial break.
“that rare book that can simultaneously be enjoyed by anyone interested in the field of history, as well as being an excellent text for any college course on historiography.”
“interesting and insightful . . . a beacon of hope in our dark times”
“Why do humans make images?” John-Paul Stonard might as well be asking why do humans breathe, eat, walk, or talk. Because we need to? Because we can? Because we do?
“an incomplete, unconvincing picture.”
“This sweeping and novel synthesis exploring the arc of the human condition— its highly diverse forms of political organizing, and the future that lays in store for us—may well prove to be
“This is a fascinating and easy to read survey history that avoids legal jargon and deftly combines history, anthropology, and legal analysis to provide an excellent introduction to why law
“A comprehensive, even-handed, clear-headed story about one of the most argued over pieces of land on earth.”
“For readers interested in how the development of weapons really affected warfare at the tactical and operational level, this is a highly readable volume that combines technical details wit
“. . . Cervantes describes the exploring, the diplomatic activity, the rivalries, the fighting, and the personalities with delicious granularity.”
“Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”
“Giulio Boccaletti in Water: A Biography tells a history of human manipulation of the environment.
Philippe Sands’ The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive, is exhaustive, meticulous and, at times, cinematic.
“A highly readable, monumental account of the idealism and suffering of the most international army ever assembled since the Crusades.”
“a contextual backdrop for an overall lesson in the tragedy of France’s imperial incursion into Equatorial Africa.
“Slingerland amuses and educates, not just about ethanol excess, but also the relevance for understanding guilty pleasures as a whole, in the present and in its ancient roots.”
The question of land—how we understand it, who controls it, how it’s been distributed/claimed/seized historically, and how climate change will alter it—is a crucial one.
“The reader is left feeling thoroughly informed and deeply knowledgeable, newly created as a person with rich insight into the universe.”
“Norberg’s ability to distill lessons for today from thousands of years of world history will stimulate and enlighten both general readers and professional scholars.”