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“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”

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“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

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Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.

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"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."

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“Shelley Emling . . . brings Bernadotte to life. Written in an unpretentious style, it portrays close up the . . . most modest of men.

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"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

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“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”

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“Had Harper Lee completed The Reverend, would it have become the unparalleled great American true crime book? We’ll never know.

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"Stephen Turnbull in Pirate teaches history with charm, fun, humor, and sarcasm. You will want to sign on board!"

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“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.”

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“If one man can be said to have gotten Americans to the moon, it was definitely John F. Kennedy . . .”

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"In Sea People, Pacific historian Christina Thompson tells of the European discovery of the Polynesians and the island people's opening to the wor

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By 1914 Europeans ruled 84% of the globe. How did they do it? Eleven hundred years ago Europe was a backwater.

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“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

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“In The End of the Myth, Greg Grandin reaches devastating conclusions about America’s current trajectory.

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“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.”

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“O’Connor and Weatherall’s work will help us face the ‘alternative facts’ that Trump relies upon.”

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"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."

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For the Hindus, Ganga is a river and a goddess indivisible from each other. All the great rivers in the world are revered but no river has been mythologized more than Ganga.”

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“[T]he obsession with Ypres by the warring states, especially the British, increased because so much blood was spilled there.

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“Soldier, Priest, and God uses the latest archaeological findings from the Near East and India in order to reexamine what role religion played in Alexander’s massi

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Storm Clouds over the Pacific is an excellent primer about World War II in Asia prior to the involvement of the United States, . . .

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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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