History

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If you like stories of adventure across borders in exotic but dangerous places by a brave woman working in a man’s world, this page turner is for you.

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“Sea power will remain a vital tool of national power, and Mahan remains one of the foremost thinkers on the strategic purpose of naval forces to meet national objectives.”

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In this short book filled with drawings and photographs, Edward Ward tells a concise technical service history of the Spitfire, what he describes as the “most important British aircraft of all time

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“a quick read, an often sarcastic and easily relatable tome for anyone who appreciates a woman with cojones.”

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“The author keeps The Watchmaker’s Daughter a simple, unadorned story that makes the events even more horrific and universal—especially for our times.”

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“Kalayjian keeps suspense in his entertaining story in telling what might have otherwise been a dry history.”

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What makes a successful political revolution? Are revolutions driven from the top down or bottom up?

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“The subject is handled well by an expert who produces a highly readable and intimate history.”

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Adam’s Peak, high above a rain forest in Sri Lanka (the former Ceylon or Serendib), rises 7,559 feet from sea level.

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Few nonfiction books age well, especially those about race in America—the works of W. E. B. Dubois and John Hope Franklin being the most conspicuous exceptions.

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“Golway’s lively and insightful narrative does much to illuminate La Guardia’s enduring impact on New York City and the relevance of his grand and inclusive social vision a century later.”

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“In True Believer, Traub traces not just Hubert Humphrey’s life but the rise and fall of mid-20th century liberalism with all of its courage, promise, triumphs, contradictions, com

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“A Murder in Hollywood shines a bright light into the dark crevices of Hollywood at a time when #MeToo wasn’t even something that was dreamed about, much less utte

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“This scholarship, written as a clear, engaging narrative, inspires the reader to take the ideas presented in Life After Power to look at other post-presidency lives.”

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Churchill had laid the groundwork for the courtship of America decades before World War II by forging an American network of friendly and influential elites to promote Bri

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“The stories in this little book offer entertaining adventures beyond history that has gone unrecognized.”

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“The author’s conclusions on the long-term effect of the intervention on Russia’s current internal political and foreign policy viewpoint is fascinating.”

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“The Bishop and the Butterfly reads like a cross between a whodunnit and a political expose. . . .

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“Yaroslav Hrytsak . . . explores how the 2022 invasion by Russia was initially stopped not by the army but by civilians.”

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"an impressive portrait . . . part adventure-war story, part inspirational tale of right winning over might."

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“In his new book Mirrors of Greatness, Reynolds reflects on how Churchill’s contemporaries helped ‘shape’ his greatness.”

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“a rather gripping story of a series of objects and their makers and how exile and emigration created a ripple effect  . . . that is . . .

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Writers who challenge the conventional wisdom about history and current events are usually interesting and provocative; Richard Sakwa . . . is both.”

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