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"Jeff Guinn studies the very different Edison and Ford as much as the places they camped.

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“In this wide-ranging story of exploration, Fetter-Vorm captures both the mystical pull of the moon and the many men and women who worked hard to understand and reach it.

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“George Marshall lived by a moral code and never strayed from it. That was the key to his greatness.”

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Even if this publication were fiction, it would be an eye-opener. The fact that it isn’t should really raise eyebrows for those who read it.

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“If people read An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb and gather its deeper lessons, perhaps the race to Armageddon can be slowed if not stopped and

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From social media to Netflix AI has already infiltrated our daily lives. . . . Are we on the threshold of an AI dominated reality? . . . Will humans be superseded by AI?

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“Chapman’s tenacity in sacrificing himself to save the lives of his comrades as other forces attempt to rescue him truly stand out as an example of the best America has to offer . .

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“should serve as a stark warning of the deadly combination of extreme politics and military prowess . . .”

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“Working together during a very fragile time in our nation’s history, when there were no assurances that the United States would even exist beyond the 18th century, Jefferson and Madison co

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“Each of the lives portrayed here exemplify the importance of perseverance and a refusal to be constrained by social boundaries.”

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“[A]n exhaustive biography of the remarkable Habsburg ruler coupled with important insights into the birth of the modern state system of Europe . . .”

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When someone says, “She’s a lesbian, but really nice,” the “but” reveals unfair bias. Jonathan Hansen’s “revisionist” account of Fidel Castro is of this sort.

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“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”

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“a highly readable account of the Allied effort to not only get ashore on the continent of Europe, but stay ashore and liberate Europe.”

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“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”

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"The individual readers will question much of Crimes and Cover-Ups, agree with other parts, and think hard about the points raised."

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“Outrages is a fascinating history book with a cast of characters and an epic sweep that make it read like a novel Charles Dickens could have written, if he had ev

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“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing

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Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.

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“Music expresses the soul of a nation and illustrates its moods and contradictions from one era to another across time.”

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“Battle for the Marble Palace, Michael Bobelian’s superbly written and brilliantly contextualized history of Lyndon Johnson’s failed nomination of his close friend

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"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."

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“Democracy in the United States as well as many other countries is also threatened by the corruption fostered by kleptocracy.

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“To quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.’ Fortunately for us, author Clay Risen printed both.”

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For probably the silliest of reasons I wanted to review this book on one of New York City’s great landmark hotels, The Plaza.

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