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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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“Ms.

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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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Grace Balogh is almost 30 years old before she found out her birthday was April 6th and not the 16th.

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The Islamic Golden Age is traditionally dated from the middle of the 8th century to the Mongol invasion in the middle of the 13th century.

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Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, Noah Webster is an often overlooked fixture of American culture to a modern audience.

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Battle of the City of the Dead by Dick Camp chronicles a three-week battle in the Iraqi War. Mr.

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Freelance writer Katharine Greider works hard at doing right by her subject, a one hundred and 50-year-old tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side where she and her husband, David Andrews,

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Liberty. One word—an idea, really.

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To those used to the utter lack of respect given to artists in contemporary times, especially in America, the topic of Mr. Volkov’s book may seem puzzling.

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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base

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