“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.”
In recent years several writers have discovered the forgotten, ignored, or lost early maritime history of the United States.
John Roth is one of a handful of highly respected and insightful authors on the topic of genocide.
Seventy-five years ago, humanity witnessed the most horrific crime in all of history. Tens of millions of innocent people were murdered in an effort to make Germany the leading world power.
“In this intricate and intimate journey Rita Gabis brings macrocosmic Holocaust horror into the microcosm of our dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms—a noble feat, one you will not soon for
“this book will remain the premier anthology of insanity for some time to come.”
Democracy can be measured by its successes, but these successes can trap democracies.
There are many authorities who take issue with and raise concerns about the current state of our societal institutions.
“. . . history told through the voice of drama and investigative reporting.”
Of all the scientific discoveries that swept the 20th century—from relativity to quantum mechanics to polio vaccine—the deciphering of the writing on thousands of fragments of clay tablets unearthe
“. . . almost cinematic in its ability to go from an intimate scene to a great sweeping take of an army marching—without skipping a beat.”
“The book is a slog. . . . You can learn a lot from this book, but it’s like taking bitter medicine.”
“. . . informative and insightful.”
“A History of the World in 100 Objects has wide and universal appeal, both entertaining for the broad audience and illuminating for the advanced student of history.
“Anyone who wishes to thoroughly understand the development of today’s geopolitical world must read Mr.
“The thesis set forth by Stephen Fritz in Ostkrieg is so simple and compelling that it merits consideration even by those who have studied the topic for years.”
“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.
“While the two narratives— Lynne Cox’s and Amundsen’s—could be complementary, in South with the Sun they seem to be somewhat at odds with each other, as the only common ground betw
Let’s for a moment get our bearings after the summer of 2011’s little economic unpleasantness.
“This is an incredibly well written history of several contributors to economic theory and a perfect follow-up to A Beautiful Mind. . . .
“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”
Grace Balogh is almost 30 years old before she found out her birthday was April 6th and not the 16th.
Coverage of women’s contributions to the struggle for Irish independence early last century harps on two names: Maud Gonne and the Countess Constance de Markievicz.