History

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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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Millions of words of have been dedicated to the discussion of World War II, its causes, its horrors and its aftermath.

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In this first of four volumes, the editors present a chorus of contemporary voices to give the reader an unusual portrait of the Civil War.

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Mortified. Dismayed.

The more I read and learn about early American history, the more resonant these two words become in relation to my own deficient education.

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Europe in the year 1660 was an environment of interesting mixed historical contradictions.

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Jim al-Khalili holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Surrey and is the chair of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.

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Take note of this novel as you’re sure to hear about it again over the coming months.

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A century of endeavor by Irish missionary priests, brothers, and sisters ebbs away.

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Imagine, if you will, that our government wants more business growth in, say, lower Manhattan. It issues a charter to a worthy company—how about Goldman Sachs, for the sake of argument?

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Where does folklore cross into history or religion? How do you study another culture’s stories, even their beliefs, without sounding like you are belittling them or attacking them?

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The Crossing is a delightful recounting of George Washington’s journey into becoming one of the most memorable men that has ever lived.

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What are the Northern Lights? Why might a tornado demolish one house and leave another unscathed?

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When The Great Recession hit, Americans returned to their kitchens and the classics started to make a comeback.

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