History

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“Freedland enthusiastically makes his informal retelling of this story of a daring escape from a horror on an unimaginable scale a particular tale of high adventure.”

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The clash over history is heating up as pundits and politicians across the political spectrum seek to shape and interpret history to suit their purposes and narrative.

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There have been a number of recent books written on the Cuban Missile crisis as this most dangerous moment of the Cold War reemerges in importance as a new war engulfs Europe and the specter of nuc

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“Cleveland’s personal history offered no foreshadowing of future greatness.

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“A magnificent job of bringing this little-known history into the full glorious light where it belongs.”

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By Hands Now Known makes an authoritative argument for reparations and restitution for the families and communities whose lives were destroyed by Jim Crow crimes, and for whom not

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“David McCullough’s Brave Companions is a welcome reminder of how history should be written.”

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“Beevor, who has written acclaimed books about the Second World War, presents a richly detailed account of the momentous four years of Russian history between 1917 and 1921.”

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The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.

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The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a

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“Orlando Figes’ new book The Story of Russia could not be more timely or informative.”

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“The Wise Gals who started at the CIA paved the way for the many women coming after them and still provide an inspiring model.

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During WWII the Germans had about 1,000 prisoner of war camps, holding 170,000 British military alone. The number of stories that could be told is enormous.

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“For those looking for factual information and a new perspective on an old topic, fortunately there are other books out there.”

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“Nicely crafted, the book will appeal to hard-core Ness fans and true-crime freaks.”

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In his timely and necessary The Third Reconstruction, Peniel Joseph has written a book with the power to engender the same consuming and transforming passion that

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“Historian James Scott’s new book about the firebombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities in the spring and summer of 1945 restores LeMay to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Ame

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Anyone who cares about American politics, democracy, or the Constitution needs to read Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?

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“Throughout the book, O’Rourke mixes positive with negative as he discusses where the country is and how it got here, primarily with his focus on history in Texas.”

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The Facemaker proves an absorbing story of a remarkable surgeon rising to the demands of the most horrifying wounds of modern warfare.”

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“essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice. . . . a blueprint for a Jewish 1619 Project.”

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“An excellent introductory or reference volume for the novice history student beginning the study of military history . . .”

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“Where Mandelbaum breaks new ground is when he discusses and assesses the serial failures of Presidents Clinton through Obama in post-Cold War geopolitics.

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“True Raiders represents the best kind of rollicking adventure true-life tale, lively engaging prose based on what did happen, not wild speculation bordering on fantasy.”

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“Jefferson Morley’s new book Scorpions’ Dance uses the relationship between CIA Director Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon as a window through which to take another look at

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