History

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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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While you should never judge a book by its title, if Jeff Vandenengel had gone with Too Big to Sail, then you can imagine the book could have courted a wider audience.

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If you want a detailed, blow-by-blow account of the fighting from 2014 in the Donbas region located along Ukraine’s western border with Russia, into the full-blown war in 2022–2023, this book shoul

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With the media focused on the bombing of civilians in Ukraine and Gaza, revisiting the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and its impact on the civilian population, seems timely.

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The book is replete with maps, photographs, profiles of commanders and weapons, and illustrations that help explain the brutal combat in a region that another historian ha

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Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality is a history lesson told through the lives of two remarkable men who were opposites in life circumstances but

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"a model for good history writing . . . a welcome guide to critical thinking along with a compelling story."

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in the end, war will be waged by politicians and generals (and admirals) and the troops they command, and military operations will continue to have political implications.

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The many readers and followers of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group will certainly be aware of her participation in this “bigoted blackface prank”—the Dreadnought Hoax —but are unlikely to ha

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“In Nazis on the Potomac, Sutton tells the incredible previously secret story of an institution where Americans listened and learned the lessons needed to win World War II.”

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“Reeves' book is more than an intimate study of Grant and his family in a critical period of the future president’s life; it is a study of a white middle-class America in which economics, p

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“Maddow's research reflects the danger inherent in an authoritarian state.

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“Whatever the reader concludes, this book makes an exciting reading adventure, built on an enlightening study on analyzing legend and challenging popular history with scholarship and scienc

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