History

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As America’s involvement in Afghanistan enters its 20th year, most Americans have forgotten that U.S. troops are still serving, fighting, and in some cases dying in that country.

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American history is “littered with utopian experiments that began with giddy promise and ended in depressing failure,” writes Thomas Healy. In Soul City, he tells one such story.

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“The Women’s History of the Modern World revolves around certain women heroes, ‘every one in search of an identity, a new life, and a means to throw off the chains

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“A bloodied and decimated group of men on crutches came out of the War. Jordan’s impressive history tells their story of courage in the face of danger and undeniable hazard.”

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“American Baby provides a meaningful discussion on where we have been on and how we need to change the adoption system.”

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The “encrappification” of America dates back centuries, writes Rutgers University historian Wendy A. Woloson.

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“The slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because

the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”

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“should be required reading for anyone wanting to learn intelligence gathering.”

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The United States confronts many problems besides an often recalcitrant and myopic Senate.

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“Allport demonstrates vast knowledge of relevant primary and secondary sources and covers a broad range of events and activities.

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Dear Ms. Schubert is an admirable addition to international literature, a gift to the English-speaking world . . .”

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Alright, Alright, Alright is targeted at the film’s fans, who should enjoy it.

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“Only the far-seeing vision and persistence of those first aviators allowed this new mode of warfare to survive its infancy until the First World War showed that airplanes were not just a n

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“Eric Vuillard’s book is an aphoristic masterpiece.

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“Both fascinating and troubling, this thoughtful history reveals the roots of the official spin that dominates much of today’s news.”

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“The victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s movement, and the triumphs of progressives throughout the 20th century find their origin in the housewives of the Lower East Side an

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“Transforming Our World is an insiders’ account of the foreign policy ‘successes’ and ‘achievements’ of President George H. W.

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“A thoroughly consuming reexamination of one of the most shameful scandals of American political history.”

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“Norberg’s ability to distill lessons for today from thousands of years of world history will stimulate and enlighten both general readers and professional scholars.”

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“As a chronicle of the decline of American liberalism from the time of Ted Kennedy’s birth at the dawn of the New Deal to the collapse of its ethic of activist government in the 1970s,

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“chronicles the century-long struggle following the Civil War by Black Americans and other people of color for true civil and social rights, particularly the right to engage in interracial—

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God’s Shadow deserves high praise for its eminent readability, thrilling narrative, and its focus on the importance of the Ottoman Empire.”

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