“Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god
The tragic and sordid story of the relations between European whites and Native Americans should be well known to all, even without knowledge of specific details in which individual tribes are conc
The Allied landings on the Normandy beaches in France on June 6, 1944, and the immediate struggle beyond the Normandy beachhead during World War II hold a special place in American history.
“Clausewitz meets Darth Vader . . .”
Although Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West borrows its title from James Burnham’s 1964 classic, it has more in common with Burnham’s The Managerial Revolution (1941), The M
Nick Brokhausen spent the 1960s and early 1970s on the sharpest edge of the spear. Back in those days, the Minnesota native was a member of the U.S. Special Forces.
John Dower's title does not mean—quite—what you may think. It sounds like a sweeping condemnation of U.S. foreign and military policy over the last 70 years.
"Above and Beyond, by different roads, arrives at the single greater epic of the U-2 and the Cuban missile crisis that swung from almost guarantee
Detroit is synonymous in contemporary American politics with dilapidation, crime, and hopelessness.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
"Francis' 'achievements were extraordinary' in no small part from his 'Machiavellian skill that put his peers to shame.’"
“the backstory of Lawrence of Arabia is now more complete . . .”
Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.
A few years after Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Norman Podhoretz wrote a book entitled World War IV in which he traced the origins of the West’s conflict wit
"Siskind provides a valuable reference work for the first year of the Trump presidency—judged the worst in U.S. history by leading political scientists."
“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”
The service of African-Americans in the armed forces of the United States should be well realized by everyone by now.
“accomplishes a challenging goal of tying all of these conflicts together into a coherent narrative . . .”
Usually a work of nonfiction on the topic of a presidential commission is described as scholarly with a dash of dry.
“an outstanding primer to understanding this very complex and tragic conflict . . .”
What do we in the West know about Islam? Perhaps more than we did before 9/11 but not much.
“This collection would make a great item to place on some deep space probe for other intelligent life to use to learn who and what we are.”
“The author argues that, in the ultimate contradiction, ‘Oppenheimer's foes used deceit and treachery’ ‘fueled by fear and paranoia’ to end a chance for a world safe from the nuclear weapon