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The title of this short but important book is a bit off.

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“For an interesting look at a largely obscure part of United States history, this volume is highly recommended.”

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If there are any remaining doubts about the central role played by Ronald Reagan in the unraveling of the Soviet empire, Seth Jones’ riveting new book A Covert Action should dispel them.

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Anyone seeking to understand the last years of the Cold War should read this book. The central figure is Oleg Gordievsky, now in his eighties and living in a (hopefully) safe house near London.

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The “liberal world order” created by the United States after the Second World War is an historical anomaly that may be coming to an end, according to the Brookings Institution’s Robert Kagan in his

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“not a lot of books that can be said to change the historiography of events, but this stands as one of them . . .”

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In spite of previous written and documentary video accounts of John Wesley Powell’s trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, relatively little is known about the man and the rest of h

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In Making the Arab World, Professor Fawaz Gerges, a Christian Lebanese author, examines the clash between Arab nationalists and Arab Islamists.

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This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.

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“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”

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Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read.

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Katja Petrowskaja has indeed, as her publicist claims, written an “inventive and unique literary debut” as she travels to various countries in search of her family’s dramatic 20th century history.

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“Anatomy of a Genocide furnishes well-lit imagination, though shaded with sadness, beneficial for the communities trapped into mutual impairment in various parts o

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“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”

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Historians and academics always face the challenge of balancing biography with what T. S. Eliot called “those vast impersonal forces” that hold us in their grip and shape history.

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“Siemens shows that the entire Nazi mission and ideology was born within and maintained by the SA.”

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Surprisingly few historians and scholars of religion seriously consider what vast numbers of Americans actually believe and experience in their spiritual lives. Jeffrey J.

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“a brilliant and deeply informed must-read for anyone seriously interested in geopolitics, the history of Empire, and the shape of the future.”

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“an opportunity for all to learn about Bering and his contributions to the geographic and scientific knowledge gained as a result of his efforts.”

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"This story is an adventure on a grand scale directed by powerful institutions but told via the actions of colorful characters"

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We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.

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Two hundred years after her death on July 18, 1817, Jane Austen and her novels are now more beloved than ever before.

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What are the forces at play behind the referendum for Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of political extremism and polarization, and the outbursts of violence we see in the world today

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One facet of Nazi Germany about which many people do not know or of which they are unaware is the extent of chemical dependency in its society and regime.

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