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“Hansen’s narrative illuminates the Dark Ages in this masterwork on globalism.”
Welcome to the “Rashomon effect” in politics inside the Beltway!
“For students of international conflict and strategic studies, Quagmire in Civil War offers not only a fascinating read on a highly relevant topic, but provides a model for how sta
Auschwitz, Buckenwald, Bergen-Belsen: the names are familiar to readers who have taken an interest in the German concentration camps that operated from the mid-1930s until 1945, when Russian soldie
"the reader will find an epic who dunnit in this detailed but somewhat disorganized narrative about a different America.”
“an entertaining, thought-provoking book that will and should command a widespread readership.”
By this time, everyone should have at least some passing familiarity with the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler as well as the postwar legal proceedings in Nuremberg which wer
The 1936 Summer Olympiad marked pivotal moments in history for world athletes and world politics.
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“shows how ordinary Britons and Germans lived their lives in that last year of peace . . .”
“powerful raw material . . . stunningly beautiful prose. [But] it’s a shame that Thomson’s gifts and these women’s lives were not put to better use.”
“Un-American is most extraordinary because even after the indoctrination of West Point, Edstrom dared to question some of the decisions and the presence of US military as invaders
Everyone likes a good mystery, particularly when it involves an actual event. In this case, it’s one of the unsolved mysteries of U.S. aviation history.
As more and more documents and files on intelligence and counter-intelligence operations are declassified as time marches on, the public begins to learn many of the things that go on behind the sce
Curzio Malaparte is pictured on the cover at his desk with official-looking papers wearing a satin mask and indeed, his many masks are (in)visible in A Foreigner in Paris, newly translated
Alan D. Gaff is, among other things, a prolific military historian with ten well-received books dealing with various military campaigns and subjects.
“This book proves that the abstract ‘ideal’ of communism has not died for some people despite the empirical evidence of communism in power.
“Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual
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“Historian Paul Matzko’s well-researched and often terrifically entertaining new book, The Radio Right, provides a compelling, convincing, and closely observed
Political historians Mike Davis and Jon Wiener chronicle the civil rights movements that emerged in Los Angeles during the 1960s in Set the Night on Fire.