“The Order of the Day is smug, self-important, and pedestrian history.”
“Wars are not won by evacuations,” remarked Winston Churchill after 338,226 British and French soldiers were safely transferred from the beaches at Dunkirk to England in late May-early June 1940.
“this book is an excellent companion to a survey of photography course, or as an introduction to the evolution of modern visions in photography.”
In the decade before the Civil War two writers penned words that capture the erratic pulse of our American Experiment.
Anyone seeking to understand the last years of the Cold War should read this book. The central figure is Oleg Gordievsky, now in his eighties and living in a (hopefully) safe house near London.
The “liberal world order” created by the United States after the Second World War is an historical anomaly that may be coming to an end, according to the Brookings Institution’s Robert Kagan in his
“a tale of bravery, courage, and sacrifice . . .”
"Frontier Rebels makes for a good read, a lost bit of American history in a greater colonial epic in need of telling."
“a crisply written, compelling narrative that highlights the roles of key U.S. policymakers such as Dean Acheson, George Marshall, Louis Johnson, and George Kennan.”
"One would think that a biography of an economist would make almost as dull a read as a book on economics.
John Hendrix tells a very complicated story in tracing Dietrich Bonhoeffer's journey of faith in Nazi Germany. The graphic format serves him well as he intersperses dense text passages with art.
This account of the rise of punk in East Germany is openly the work of a devoted fan of that scene. Tim Mohr is upfront about his emotional investment in the topic.
It has been asked before, regarding topics which have previously received considerable attention from the publishing world: Is it really necessary for another book on this subject?
“long overdue update to a tragic and avoidable Allied debacle, which continues to offer stark lessons on the dangers of hubris and substituting optimism for solid operational planning.”
Some of the names of the 56 signers—our Founding Fathers—of the Declaration of Independence are well known.
Historians of political culture illuminate the human realities of governing and legislating.
In the 2018 edition of Hezbollah, first published in 2007, Boston University professor Augustus Richard Norton adds new chapters on the complex dynamics of the Syrian war involving the Uni
What if a dismembered corpse was discovered underneath your treasured family vacation home? How would you react?
“not a lot of books that can be said to change the historiography of events, but this stands as one of them . . .”
You were drawn to this review because of the bold title, right?
In medieval times, uncharted areas on maps were often marked “Here there be dragons,” but there are no records of what dragons may have been encountered, because there were no survivors to tell the
Does the world need another book about The Beatles?
When the first major contingent of conventional U.S.
“this informative, well-written, and highly controversial book will be enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the long history of war between these two faiths. . . .”
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, and his pamphlet is as instructive today as it was in 1776.