“for [Shokheid] the path is to listen deeply to the advocates—Israeli and Palestinian alike—and work trenchantly toward the radical center.
“In Adrift Maalouf looks back at the disastrous course that world history has taken over the past 75 or so years that has jolted humanity in all four corners of th
“Simon Hall captures Castro’s action-packed September 1960 New York sojourn in rich and compelling detail, and argues persuasively that its repercussions echoed deeply in the decade to come
"Children of Ash and Elm is a thorough, readable, one-volume history of the Viking culture built on the documentary and on archaeology."
“This is rich journey worth taking for anyone with an interest in Russia and Russian culture, and it matters not at all whether you have been to Russia or not.”
“Caste . . .
“Greed and avarice aside, this is certainly a cautionary tale, reminding us all that one must still do one's due diligence and not necessarily depend on someone’s word and ostensible good w
“The examination of this period of the war from the Japanese perspective offers some fascinating insights into how their lack of strategic thinking rendered their operational prowess unsucc
"the reader will find an epic who dunnit in this detailed but somewhat disorganized narrative about a different America.”
The 1936 Summer Olympiad marked pivotal moments in history for world athletes and world politics.
Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of our world—a valuable guide for every alert citizen as well as for scholars and stu
“The Invention of Yesterday is a solid read for anyone curious about how the connections between human cultures have shaped the narrative of our history as a species.”
“This book shines a light upon the contributions of one remarkable culture, without which our world would appear very different today.”
“Charlwood’s book is divided into 55 short chapters that describe the conflicts that continued to rage after Versailles; conflicts that the League of Nations proved helpless to
“a superb alternate look at Roman history . . .”
“Dreams of El Dorado is in a sense the culmination of Brands’ love affair with the history of the American West.”
“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”
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 . . .”