“In First Family, Good writes well of George Washington and the lives of the youngest of his step-grandchildren but without overreaching with the discussion of gossip.
“Sadler . . . understands the Mahanian dictum that ‘Great nations have great navies, and diminish without them.’
“Drawing on considerable research, the author fashions a richly detailed, highly readable account of presidential leadership in perilous times.”
“Lincoln’s God contends that the Civil War and, more particularly, the struggle over slavery, affected a religious transformation in Lincoln—a per
“Draycott gives a careful, clear history that presents the historical facts as best determined from the very incomplete and prejudiced fragmentary Roman sources.
Author David Von Drehle didn’t go looking for Charlie White. He simply had the good luck to move next to Charlie who, when Von Drehle met him in 2007, was 102 years old.
“What is clear from Weil’s book is that history is not just a result of impersonal forces acting upon human decisions.
“Art & Crime goes beyond just bringing ‘into focus just how far apart are theory and reality in the art world’ by outlining the scope and types of fraud and theft but also prov
“McManus provides an infantryman’s view of warfare at its dirtiest and bleakest.”
"A solid introduction to a complicated history and a good model for innovative uses of graphics to make history come alive."
“A nuanced, absorbing, and perhaps definitive story of the last weeks of World War II.”
Japan was unwilling to surrender.
“As war rages in Eastern Europe and war clouds gather in the western Pacific, The New Makers of Modern Strategy is especially timely and relevant to today’s world.”
“Ramesses the Great is an authoritative work by one of the great authorities on the subject of Ancient Egypt.”
“provides a wonderful balance of narrative history with personal recollections, examining both sides . . .
“This is a very dense volume, filled with detailed discussion on complicated issues of dogma, politics, and the incorporation of Christianity into European society writ large.”
David Grann, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, offers what amounts to three page-turning narratives
“The problem is much worse than most Americans understand. It is not simply a matter of replacing private insurance with a public system.”
“Peter Cozzens’ storytelling works well.
“Shakespeare’s Book by Chris Laoutaris is a must read for anyone with even a slight passing fancy for Shakespeare.”
“As war clouds gathered in Europe and the Far East, the British royal family faced internal and external crises. Larman’s new book details how they dealt with them.”
“Lowell Bennett did not write as a journalist but in the honest and human prose of the best in memoirs, a work well received in 1945 that still takes the reader on a great adventure today.”
The 400-year-old relationship between China and Russia could best be summarized as incessant "frenemies"—sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries, but always in flux as the relative power between th
“Wilkie has added a valuable piece to this puzzle of the past, allowing us a deeper sense of the world of upper-class women beyond being the names of wives to their much better known husban
"This isn't an objective interpretation after all, but one bent on proving Ukrainian innocence, even to the extent of defending Nazis as simply fodder for a sensation-seeking media mill."