“Anatomy of a Genocide furnishes well-lit imagination, though shaded with sadness, beneficial for the communities trapped into mutual impairment in various parts o
“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”
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.
“Siemens shows that the entire Nazi mission and ideology was born within and maintained by the SA.”
Surprisingly few historians and scholars of religion seriously consider what vast numbers of Americans actually believe and experience in their spiritual lives. Jeffrey J.
“a brilliant and deeply informed must-read for anyone seriously interested in geopolitics, the history of Empire, and the shape of the future.”
“an opportunity for all to learn about Bering and his contributions to the geographic and scientific knowledge gained as a result of his efforts.”
"This story is an adventure on a grand scale directed by powerful institutions but told via the actions of colorful characters"
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.
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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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.
Pack rat or not, many people are collectors.
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
“a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”
One need not be an equestrian or horse lover in order to appreciate this story.
Born into a community of devout Mormons, it's only when she starts kindergarten that Judith Freeman realizes different lifestyles exist in the outside world: It's apparently full of heathens and ot
“The author is a wonderful writer. . . . extraordinarily skilled at explaining complex scientific ideas to the general reader.”
“a single overarching volume on World War II espionage and covert action that has long been missing . . .”
Andi Zeisler, cofounder and creative director of the non-profit organization Bitch Media, sets out her stall in her introduction, reminding us that the point of the magazine Bitch was “to
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“For Monro’s discussion of the value of paper and ink in education, information, and learning The Paper Trail is a good read.”
“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”
Many scholars dream of writing The Great Book on the determinism of the past. A challenge is to write it for a popular audience while retaining the excitement of narrative history.
“More Was Lost is a memoir of two parts; the first reads like a fairy tale and the second like a nightmare.”