“Anyone who wishes to thoroughly understand the development of today’s geopolitical world must read Mr.
“Is it necessary to state positively that there is no logical connection between an author’s patriotism, or alleged lack of it, and his or her treatment of historical fact?
“. . . some readers will no doubt dismiss some of the author’s statements as hyperbole or perceive a pacifist bias. But those distractions are few and far between. Ms.
“‘Heterosexuality is historically constituted,’ she concludes, ‘and for now we believe in it. And this, too, shall pass.’”
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“. . . a brief but well-written exposition on a historical figure who was both maligned and misunderstood when it comes to written Jewish and Russian history.”
“City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas is a fantastically fast-paced historical narrative and a welcome read. Mr.
“The thesis set forth by Stephen Fritz in Ostkrieg is so simple and compelling that it merits consideration even by those who have studied the topic for years.”
“President Clinton goes on to make an extremely detailed list of 46 steps government could take to make our society and our economy function better.
“Fight any urge to dismiss Hannibal and Me as boys-only self help.
“To the Mountaintop speaks to the power of the press in both accelerating and deepening public awareness of inequality, as journalists such as Ms.
“In a history illustrating the importance of global ties for the Irish, its links to a European economy facing unprecedented challenges by its own unity serve as a cautionary tale: to be ca
“As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, New York Diaries is a must read for anyone who has fallen in love with the Big Apple.
“Conquered into Liberty has a valued place in the library of anyone who wishes to understand the development of the United States and its approach to war.”
“A Convenient Hatred is a profoundly authoritative resource for educators.
“Vera Atkins—whose list of aliases goes on for a full paragraph—was the most successful agent of World War II.
“Fourteen of the twenty people involved in these experiential accounts of WWI were in their twenties when the war broke out.
Andrew Feinstein’s The Shadow World is aptly named because it describes in intimate detail the world of arms suppliers and other miscreants who interface with the arms trade throughout the
“For readers interested in early encounters between European and Arabic culture, An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi’s Visit to France (1826–1831) provides a fascinating glimpse into the
“The tale of the British in India holds keys to the universal story of colonization.
“Despite its strife riven past, Jerusalem is a vibrant, beautiful city, and the extensive history covered in Jerusalem: The Biography helps to bring its past alive.”
“Mr. Clark has a reputation for both his deep knowledge of military history and his ability to make it accessible to a substantial reading audience.
Robert Hughes’s latest tome, Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History, proves once again that this erudite man can take on a mammoth task such as chronicling the entire history of Ro
“This book is recommended to anyone involved in health care—from student to practitioner to teacher or administrator—to remind us all of the traditions that nurture and feed us.