“A magical book about magic books! . .
“Agincourt occurred as the combatant kingdoms of England and France each ‘dissolved into on-and-off civil war.’ Livingston brings that world to life and the amazing characters of that incre
“Jin has made a compelling case against the idea that capitalism is the only path to prosperity.”
“Holland writes about Rome with a Gibbonesque flair that both informs and entertains.”
“Bordewich’s book should serve as a cautionary tale to keep us alert to the modern incarnation of the KKK, which has traded its bed sheets and hoods for coats and ties.”
“a snarky, slapstick, clever buddy comedy in printed form where each riffs off the other’s talents, making Hell a hell of a lot of fun.”
“It didn’t help Tippi Hendren’s career that the actress told him what she thought of him: You’re a fat pig.”
“From Joan of Arc to Queen Njinga of Ndongo, the reader will meet a vibrant cast of powerful women whose stories deserve to be told.”
"Ashes and Stones is an adventure in the form of a tour of the places and people the author encountered in a search for the stories of Scotland’s people condemned as witches.”
“provides a unique and valuable contribution to the history of the many ways our nation and its people have mistreated Native Americans.”
“Heather Cox Richardson’s Democracy Awakening demonstrates the indispensable role that historians can and should play in times of ongoing crisis."
“a decisive event in the making of modern Europe . . .”
There have been several books published about the SAS during WWII. This, however, is the first authorized illustrated version. The pictures have never published before.
“a remarkable and fascinating read, made possible by the author’s extraordinary access to royal and official government archives only recently opened to researchers.”
“Gray’s most important accomplishment is to show that Jennie Churchill and Sara Roosevelt were far more than just mothers of history-making sons.”
“For Freedom and Beauty are not fixed starts, but cut by man only from his own flesh, but lit by man, on
“Without major changes to institutions such as the Electoral College and Supreme Court, the real majority rule will be out of reach.”
Rory Carroll, a Dublin-based foreign correspondent for the Guardian, has written a nonfiction book that is as adrenaline-fueled and heart-stopping as any piece of fiction one can imagine f
“Goldsworthy fills a little-known but important gap in the history of the Western World with a history of the lands of Armenia, Iraq, and Syria that, as part of the Parthian Empire, became
"Anyone interested in culture, history, and simply a rollicking good story, will find much to savor in these pages."
“Dannatt and Lyman tell an engaging history of the British army, 1918 to 1940, that offers lessons in ‘the failure of both political and military leadership and disfunctionality between the
“. . . an introduction to the private and personal Churchill that often gets lost in the larger works of history and biography.”
The definition and use of military history has been challenging for the American military establishment. How is history useful for an operational commander or to soldiers in general?
“By quoting contemporary letters and histories, Arman brings this woman and her world vividly to life.
“From a rich body of literature, Ostler mines material for this special history of the United States with the stories and reasons for creating the uniquely American language.”