This novel is a real-time, disturbing blitzkreig. It is also an important, exhausting, and challenging book about our army during today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here's the situation: Small groups of poor Muslims from a fractured and ill-governed country sail into international waters to attack ships flying under many flags, staffed by dozens of nationaliti
“The darker the night the bolder the lion.” —Theodore Roosevelt
With a little background from his Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson continues his unbelievable saga of his quest to build schools in “the last best place.” He insists on working in areas o
The Icarus Syndrome uses the Greek myth of Icarus to illustrate American foreign policy shortcomings following World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq.
In Paris Under Water, history professor and director of the Environmental Studies program at Memphis’ Rhodes College, Jeffrey Jackson, reconstructs a little-known story of civic disaster f
Those of us who grew up in the age of early television sometimes wonder whatever happened to this or that character.
If Vicki León’s name isn’t familiar perhaps some of her books are: the very popular Uppity Women and Outrageous Women series as well as books about animals and aspects of history for both children
Mr. Mortimer has brought to the study of the American Civil War the biography of Pryce Lewis.
What could be a more contentious issue today than the conflict surrounding our border with Mexico?
The History Press, November 2009
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by traditional
Under the command of General Joe Johnston, the Army of Tennessee blocked Union General Sherman’s invasion of Georgia and his move toward Atlanta.
This large format book is no coffee table artifact. A lively text by the Los Angeles Public Library’s map archivist, Glen Creason, along with an introduction by fellow native D. J.
(The Lyons Press, 2008)
“Every Jew has a name.” So begins this historic work by Italian reporter Giulio Meotti.
By any standards, Brian Fagan is a leading authority on archaeology, and, with 46 books on the subject to his credit, he is among the world’s leading popularizers of the field.
H. Donald Winkler has researched the lives of nineteen daring women who changed the outcome of Civil War battles.
Waugh’s Lincoln and McClellan promised to be a study of their relationship that broke new ground.
“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
This well-written book affords the reader an unobstructed view of the inner workings of the clumsy governmental machine named the FBI.
Woe be unto the American marketplace. Its raw commodities are exhausted, its markets sullied; it is a land of bad deals, betrayed customers, and unscrupulous operators. . . .
Ophelia Field was born in Australia to American parents and now lives in London with her partner and children.
It is with regret that we have removed this review due to the many questions raised bout the veracity of the book.