Fatima Bhutto has a unique perspective. In fact, she is the only person in the world who could write this story—and thank goodness she is.
Sara Rose begins her story For All the Tea in China, this way: “There was a time when maps of the world were redrawn in the name of plants, when two empires, Britain and China, went to war
(Oxford University Press, 2010)
(Viking Press, May 4, 2010.
Immediately after Fort Sumter surrendered, the author tells us of the tremendous enthusiasm for war in both the North and the South.
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out to offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by tradition
(Palgrave Macmillan, April 13, 2010)
This novel is a real-time, disturbing blitzkreig. It is also an important, exhausting, and challenging book about our army during today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here's the situation: Small groups of poor Muslims from a fractured and ill-governed country sail into international waters to attack ships flying under many flags, staffed by dozens of nationaliti
“The darker the night the bolder the lion.” —Theodore Roosevelt
With a little background from his Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson continues his unbelievable saga of his quest to build schools in “the last best place.” He insists on working in areas o
The Icarus Syndrome uses the Greek myth of Icarus to illustrate American foreign policy shortcomings following World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq.
In Paris Under Water, history professor and director of the Environmental Studies program at Memphis’ Rhodes College, Jeffrey Jackson, reconstructs a little-known story of civic disaster f
Those of us who grew up in the age of early television sometimes wonder whatever happened to this or that character.
If Vicki León’s name isn’t familiar perhaps some of her books are: the very popular Uppity Women and Outrageous Women series as well as books about animals and aspects of history for both children
Mr. Mortimer has brought to the study of the American Civil War the biography of Pryce Lewis.
What could be a more contentious issue today than the conflict surrounding our border with Mexico?
The History Press, November 2009
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by traditional
Under the command of General Joe Johnston, the Army of Tennessee blocked Union General Sherman’s invasion of Georgia and his move toward Atlanta.
This large format book is no coffee table artifact. A lively text by the Los Angeles Public Library’s map archivist, Glen Creason, along with an introduction by fellow native D. J.
(The Lyons Press, 2008)
“Every Jew has a name.” So begins this historic work by Italian reporter Giulio Meotti.