History

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“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.

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“Accessible to both undergraduates and postgraduates, this is an excellent statistical study.

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“While the two narratives— Lynne Cox’s and Amundsen’s—could be complementary, in South with the Sun they seem to be somewhat at odds with each other, as the only common ground betw

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“Mr. Pelton has sharpened his pen and plugged into individual contractor units to bring us this candid take on the behind-the-scenes players in warfare.”

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Let’s for a moment get our bearings after the summer of 2011’s little economic unpleasantness.

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“This is an incredibly well written history of several contributors to economic theory and a perfect follow-up to A Beautiful Mind. . . .

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“Paris Noire is best read as just another light romance novel that just so happens to take place in an exotic locale and at an important time in history.”

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“The Silent Killers is a unique look back into an underwater realm few have ever seen. It is truly a remarkable work on all fronts.”

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“[Gretel Wachtel’s] defiance of the Gestapo and her willingness to serve time in a concentration camp gives Ms.

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“Americans interested in Mexico will be fascinated by his astute analysis of the machinations of the Mexican mindset and mannerisms. . . .

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“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”

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Former Ambassador and U.S. Special Envoy on Afghanistan Peter Tomsen’s first book has much to commend it.

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“Secrecy endures as the ultimate legacy of this mysterious movement, then as now.

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“Command Culture is a significant work, providing an important new perspective on the ‘performance controversy.’ Anyone with an interest in that controversy will benefit from readi

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“Peter Eichstaedt’s Consuming the Congo is a comprehensive and thorough exposure of brutality that has not been equaled since the genocide in Rwanda. . . .

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“Yoani Sanchez is a remarkable woman.”

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“Mr. Arquilla adds to his academic muscle with an enjoyable work that reads less like history and more like an adventure story.”

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“Rich with the flavor of words . . . a marvelous and kaleidoscopic view of Paris . . .”

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In his study, The Whites of Their Eyes, Paul Lockhart reminds the reader that aside from being the first “honest-to-goodness battle” of The Revolutionary War, the battle of Bunker Hill had

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Frederick Taylor is no stranger to fractious topics.

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It’s okay to giggle like a schoolboy at the title—even the author acknowledges so in his introduction to The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Thro

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Making real people come alive to readers must be the Holy Grail of those who write historical fiction.

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Fernando Tejerina edits this first single-volume survey of the evolution and current state of institutions of higher learning.

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Writer Kevin Desinger found a great setup for his debut novel: A good citizen and wine steward, Jim Sandusky, is home one evening with his wife in a fine, quiet neighborhood when their peace is dis

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