History

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In Adrift Maalouf looks back at the disastrous course that world history has taken over the past 75 or so years that has jolted humanity in all four corners of th

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“Simon Hall captures Castro’s action-packed September 1960 New York sojourn in rich and compelling detail, and argues persuasively that its repercussions echoed deeply in the decade to come

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“Anyone interested in Russia’s continuing undermining of the West, espionage, or simply a good thriller read should delve into this book.”

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On May 10, 1869, as the last ceremonial rail was bolted down at Promontory, Utah, a San Francisco newspaper declared America’s first transcontinental railroad a “victory over space, the elements, a

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“In Defense of Looting is a reflection on violence as a form of social protest that can lead to social change.”

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The Vapors is a new take on the familiar gangster history, but it needs just a little bit more cohesion to make it all fit together.”

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“Kerri Arsenault’s portrayal of the devastating impact of unregulated capitalism on the lives of poor, mainly dark-skinned people is a serious indictment of the American way.”

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"Children of Ash and Elm is a thorough, readable, one-volume history of the Viking culture built on the documentary and on archaeology."

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“[Henry Kissinger] was a great if flawed public servant—above all a patriot, who like Bismarck, traveled the current of history and attempted, however imperfectly, to steer the nation to sa

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Nearly all the historiography of the Battle of Britain centers around the courage and fortitude of the “valiant few” British fighter pilots who turned back the German bombing campaign against the E

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“For students of both American government and the early history of the republic, this volume fills in a significant gap, while highlighting the political challenges faced by our very first

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“Reaganland delivers a worthy and captivating conclusion to a rip-roaring, revelatory, and definitive four-volume journey through the dark heart of Movement Conser

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“This is rich journey worth taking for anyone with an interest in Russia and Russian culture, and it matters not at all whether you have been to Russia or not.”

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They Didn’t See Us Coming is a working guide on how to create social change.”

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“The authors have done a magnificent job of blending a visual and narrative record and their generous use of maps and diagrams is to be commended.”

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“1980 was an astonishing year for Miami that changed the metropolis forever.”

 

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“will come as a shock to readers used to hearing about meticulously planned and executed American special operations . . .”

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“At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the

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It is late at night on June 4, 2018, and under cover of darkness a father and son, carrying nothing but a backpack, approach “a short wall painted dark” that demarcates the international border bet

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“the term ‘hard-boiled’ came to mean a type of character that readers can, on the one hand idealize, while on the other hand, they can rely on for certainty in an uncertain world.

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“Eliot Ness and The Mad Butcher is an excellent biography that reads like a thriller and stands on its own, distinct from its predecessor.”

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“examines those critical 27 months and the key decisions that allowed the U.S. to begin the long road to becoming the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ . . .”

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“Historians build on the research of their predecessors in the field, and no one could be a better guide than Professor Bailyn.”

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