“another instance of the dedication and sacrifice made by our Greatest Generation.
"Anthony Everitt's understanding of the world of Alexander the Great does better at solving the mystery of the man than in solving his death."
"There was a feeling of immersion into a vastness of humanity, of what seemed to some the beginning of a new age."
"Each chapter in this book becomes not just a separate life and adventure but a different way to learn about the Pilgrim experience."
American involvement in Southeast Asia was bigger than Vietnam. Indeed, US forces were spread out between South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
A year before the more famous “bridge too far” at Arnhem in The Netherlands, the “Red Devils” of the British Parachute Regiment traded blows with the “Green Devils” of the German Fallschirmjaeg
“If you want a crash course in the evolution of postmodern capitalism over the last five decades read Kochland.”
"No one needs a background in the Renaissance and its Holy Roman Church to enjoy this epic and fast- paced tale of debauchery, intrigue, politics, and more."
“It smelled like a combination of mud and shit. But the fact that 400,000 people could be in an environment like that and generally be so euphoric is pretty extraordinary.“
“a fascinating account of spies and counter-spies during the Civil War . . .”
In this lively and capacious volume Katie Hickman sets out to show that English women in India were a much more diverse group than the popular image of the “Memsahib” would suggest, though unsurpri
“We need anthropology now more than ever. As Ruth Benedict once noted prophetically, ‘The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference.’”
“Talty’s narrative is engrossing and well told. This is an inspiring work about courage in the face of unbelievable odds.”
It takes a skilled story teller to describe such a monumental place as India in a way that even someone unfamiliar with it will understand the places, events, and participants.
The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.
"Delgado writes as high adventure . . . a clear and entertaining narrative but [one that] also makes profound observations on what war on water means."
“Stonewall Jackson was a man of contradictions—a God-fearing Presbyterian fighting for an unjust cause and a mediocre college professor who, when tested under fire, became a legendary gener
“a comprehensive and readable narrative of the Army’s critical role in achieving victory over Japan.”
“Biographer and historian Jean Edward Smith . . .
“one of those incredible true crime stories that grab one’s attention and does not let go until the last page.”
“Pipes recounts the gradual process by which through the sheer force of his intellect, Richard Nixon became relevant again to the debates about America’s proper role in the world.”
“Christian Keller has proven once again that we can still learn much from the history of the American Civil War.
“Bletchley Park and the Ultra codebreakers have been credited by some historians as potentially shortening the war by a year or two . . .”
"Jeff Guinn studies the very different Edison and Ford as much as the places they camped.
“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”