History

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“This is a well-written monograph on one of those largely unknown incidents of our history. The story of these Americans deserves to be told.”

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“This gorgeous watercolor-illustrated one-volume history of the rise of American naval power in World War II captures the desperate struggle of war at sea and its pivotal importance for the

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“Part detective story and part scientific journal, Fischer’s narrative will appeal to true crime afficionados, history buffs, movie fans, and engineers—what other book can claim that audien

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“Maybe this work is not a new way of seeing Benjamin Franklin but a way to consider many ideas about Benjamin Franklin in much the way that Franklin explored the world.”

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“that rare book that can simultaneously be enjoyed by anyone interested in the field of history, as well as being an excellent text for any college course on historiography.”

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“interesting and insightful . . . a beacon of hope in our dark times”

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“Exhaustive yet eminently readable, Paradise Falls is a wonderful achievement—a splendid work of storytelling.”

It all began as a utopian vision.

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“A superb and well-researched account of a notorious chemical and the clash it has provoked between science and corporate doubters.”

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“Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931–1945 stands apart for its unique observations and analysis of the war, focusing much more on both its origins and effects while scruti

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Since Donald J. Trump is still a very active politician, it is good to have an initial review of his presidency by a team of experts on 19 different facets of his presidency.

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“This is a magnificent tale of personal courage, combat leadership, and heroism under fire.

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“Dwight Chapin’s newly published memoir reveals new facts and insights into the very consequential presidency of Richard Nixon . . .”

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Uncontrollable Women is a fine piece of history . . .

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“With bright thumbnails on key figures and entertaining vignettes on memorable moments, The BBC sheds considerable light on the history of a leading broadcaster.”

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“a fascinating and well-illustrated look at this neglected aspect of Roman and ancient war history, describing the long-term successes and failures of a succession of emperors to conquer th

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In this utterly fascinating and ultimately disturbing book about modern Ireland, Fintan O’Toole, the Irish Times journalist, is at his best as a reporter and commentator.

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Anyone with a drug or alcohol dependency problem will, at least some of the time, feel that nobody knows their pain.

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“a careful and splendidly written narrative that separates known facts from long-believed myths and outright falsehoods about events leading up to the battle, the battle itself, and its aft

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“Ways and Means represents nonfiction writing at its best, using an easy prose to enlighten with thought provoking, sometimes controversial, ideas from the very beginning.”

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Caroline Johnson, an artist who met Lincoln said, “Mr. President I believe God has hewn you out of rock, for this great and mighty purpose.

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“The Color of Abolition proves an invaluable addition to abolitionist history, which has grown immeasurably richer in recent years.”

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“This handy little guide helps in choosing which Civil War sites to visit.”

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“Jeffrey Frank recounts Truman’s policy triumphs—ending the Second World War in the Far East, launching the Truman Doctrine (aid to Greece and Turkey) and the Marshall Plan, presiding over

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