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Swindler, serial bigamist, jail bird, theatrical promoter, and alleged spy for Abraham Lincoln, William Alvin Lloyd (1822–1869) was a man representative of the worst of his times, as the authors in

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One standard for a good book is that it could be a reference for other good books.

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As the dust of World War II appears in the rearview mirror of our memories, it takes a special book to explain the inner workings of the Washington, DC, establishment of the late 1930s/early 1940s

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Settling into the persona of his stand-in protagonist in the opening lines of his new novel The American People Volume 1: Search for My Heart, author Larry Kramer paints a picture:

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this book will remain the premier anthology of insanity for some time to come.”

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“Although the true strategic and tactical success of the American stand at Khe Sanh will continue to be debated . . .

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“For those who like history and drama, there is plenty of both in this novel, with good plot twists and turns.”

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“a well-written story of a truly epic World War II fight . . .”

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“a brutally honest and personal look at World War II urban combat . . .”

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“good storytelling built on solid scholarship . . .”

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[a] powerful and compelling novel.

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“Reading An Empire on the Edge is a reminder that there is more to a story than what the media publishes.”

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One of the great pities of our time is that we live in a golden age of readable but also solid academic credible studies of Roman and Medieval history for a popular audience.

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a needed addition to the shelves of thoughtful parents and citizens, affluent or not.”

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“a well-written and engrossing account of a World War II episode which has not necessarily seen the light of day . . .”

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For months he stood over me—a lone soldier in a silhouette.

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Consider Why'd They Wear That? highly recommended for fashion lovers of all ages.”

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the clear narrative and straightforward explanations make this book a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the interplay of religion and violence.”

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German scholar Robert Beachy’s Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity adds to the growing literature of pre-Stonewall GLBTQ history.

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“For those interested in this critical campaign, this volume is recommended.”

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“Volumes such as this one can help inform and shape the debate that will hopefully move beyond partisan fallout and examine these wars more methodically.”

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He tells the story of how his company had to separate from a beverages industry partner, because the latter was too worried about the quarterly bottom line.

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“As always Buruma is a reporter first; he does not argue a particular side without citation and witness.

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“Martin’s historical scope and elegiac prose, laced through with exparlance of the period, is not only grandly entertaining to read, it rescues this bit of cultural history and gives Whitma

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