“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.
(Palgrave Macmillan, April 13, 2010)
Here's the situation: Small groups of poor Muslims from a fractured and ill-governed country sail into international waters to attack ships flying under many flags, staffed by dozens of nationaliti