“A reader, even one familiar with the history of the American Revolution, will find much to enjoy in this book with interesting details to learn.”
“There can never be too many books about Winston Churchill.
“a marvelous middle volume of this trilogy, picking up the narrative seamlessly and handing off to what promises to be a stirring conclusion to the war . . .”
“One story that is far from convincing, showing not much of story’s fabled power at all.”
The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis
“Gayle Jessup White writes a candid and personal memoir that includes finding the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson and the author’s racial self-identity in the process.”
“the five days from the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor to Adolf Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States were among the most fraught, but remain some of the least understood, of t
Red Roulette could be one of the most interesting and—at bottom—saddest books you will ever encounter.
“This is a fascinating and easy to read survey history that avoids legal jargon and deftly combines history, anthropology, and legal analysis to provide an excellent introduction to why law
“‘all human cultures share one common trait: they adapt constantly in response to all manner of variables. . . . and long-term success . . .
“Pomfret’s book focuses on the relationship between the intelligence services of Poland and the United States after the end of the Cold War.
“Jones seeks to explain ‘how similar we are to medieval people—as well as acknowledging our real and profound differences.’ The author wants this history ‘to be fun,’ not complicated, dry,
Most histories or operational analyses of the German Blitzkrieg of 1939–1941 put a heavy emphasis on the role of the tank and airplane in creating this new method of waging war.
“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n
Forget what you think you know about Henry Kissinger—the professor-careerist who left Nelson Rockefeller to get a job with Richard Nixon, the security assistant who expanded the Vietnam War into C
“A comprehensive, even-handed, clear-headed story about one of the most argued over pieces of land on earth.”
“. . . a fascinating tale of international intrigue, geopolitics, divided loyalties, and criminal investigations during wartime.”
“A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”
“For Gervitz, Migrations is both a life’s work and a memory palace, a narrative pilgrimage through the lens of her own experience that is both alive and dead, both past and future.
“An expansive history . . . with concise clarity, managing to capture the uniquely Greek identity throughout.”
Among the literally thousands of publications whose primary subject is Abraham Lincoln, there have been some previously that have dealt with his presidential relationship relative to the Constituti
“World War II was a unique experience for Hollywood.”
“a powerful narrative of WWII news, journalistic ethics, and women’s achievements in the face of daunting odds.”
“Nothing that Wheatcroft writes can erase Churchill’s greatness. At one of the darkest hours of human history, Churchill saved Western Civilization.”
Mai Der Vang’s second book of poems is a master work in hybridity and composition, a testament to the intersection of archival research and poetry.