“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”
Many young teens turn rebellious as they grow up. They're trying to gain their own individuality to become independent, and many times they do this by bucking the system.
“In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.
The anthology Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century, provides invaluable perspectives on the working class at this critical historical time.
“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing
“This is a book rich in detail. Its tone is neutral. It doesn’t give the impression that the author wishes to see the CIA abolished, merely controlled.”
“Music expresses the soul of a nation and illustrates its moods and contradictions from one era to another across time.”
“Surrogate Warfare is a well-researched and thorough study of surrogate warfare.
Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power and the Workplace though purporting initially not to be about Sheryl Sandberg and her well-known treatise Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to
“Democracy in the United States as well as many other countries is also threatened by the corruption fostered by kleptocracy.
“a fascinating, provocative book aimed at gay readers written in a pleasant, conversational style.”
“Werb deftly captures the grim void of life among the disposable human detritus of a state governance apparatus more interested in its own power and enrichment than the lives and livelihood
“The Infernal Library is truly an imaginative way of looking at history—and it’s by far better written than the words of the leaders Kalder focuses on.”
“Mao and Maoism . . .
“‘Armed with cool, nerdy facts’ the reader will be able to discuss language as an entry point into larger ideas of gender equality.”
“Rarely has Europe produced anything finer in terms of piercing analysis or moral subtlety. . . .
“Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense reads like a blow-by-blow radio account of a prizefight between two heavyweights, although the arena is a courtroom, not a boxi
The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth will help any reader understand what has happened in world affairs in recent decades, what is happening today, and what possibilities exist on the horiz
“The greatest virtue of this small book of reflections is to show that Henry Kissinger’s greatest legacies to his country are his patriotism, his conception of prudent but effective statecr
“While Harriett Tubman had her underground railroad, Margaret Culbertson and her successor Donaldina Cameron, daughter of a Scottish sheep farmer, had their Presbyterian Mission House at 92
“The reader will leave this charming book with the sound of Babe’s raucous laughter in mind . . . Babe Giese was a character, and one anyone should be pleased to get to know.”
This is a serious and engaging book about a serious business—learning as much as possible about an adversary through HUMINT—intelligence gathered covertly by human agents.
Maybe, after all, there is an argument for saying that the world needs more violence, not less, if we are to make its societies more equal.
The rise of Barack Obama to the office of the presidency in 2008 heralded, to the talking heads whose pronouncements much of the populace uses to form its opinions, the final indication that racism
“Cracks in the Ivory Tower is a sometimes harsh, but honest indictment of the current state of higher education in the U.S. It should be required reading for ever