“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.
“Beyond classrooms, general readers will likely find a few of the selections compelling and the rest boorish and preachy.
“Accessible to both undergraduates and postgraduates, this is an excellent statistical study.
“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
“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.”
Let’s for a moment get our bearings after the summer of 2011’s little economic unpleasantness.
“This is an incredibly well written history of several contributors to economic theory and a perfect follow-up to A Beautiful Mind. . . .
“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.”
“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.”
“[Gretel Wachtel’s] defiance of the Gestapo and her willingness to serve time in a concentration camp gives Ms.
“Americans interested in Mexico will be fascinated by his astute analysis of the machinations of the Mexican mindset and mannerisms. . . .
“The composition is precise, learned and detailed, with beautifully crafted prose and a meandering style that keeps the eye fixed on the page.”
Former Ambassador and U.S. Special Envoy on Afghanistan Peter Tomsen’s first book has much to commend it.
“Secrecy endures as the ultimate legacy of this mysterious movement, then as now.
“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
“Peter Eichstaedt’s Consuming the Congo is a comprehensive and thorough exposure of brutality that has not been equaled since the genocide in Rwanda. . . .
“Yoani Sanchez is a remarkable woman.”
“Mr. Arquilla adds to his academic muscle with an enjoyable work that reads less like history and more like an adventure story.”
“Rich with the flavor of words . . . a marvelous and kaleidoscopic view of Paris . . .”
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