“Meltzer and Mensch, in The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill, give history a sheen of drama that it deserves while leaving the reader much
Janet Malcolm died last year, and her passing was profiled in over 40,000 obituaries online. She left behind a huge entourage of fans who had spent decades immersed in her literary nonfiction.
“for the adventuresome home chef, Allahyari offers a world of flavors.”
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"Skip this book and read one of her more polished works instead."
World War II was a deeply challenging time for pacifists and conscientious objectors, most of whom came to their beliefs in the wake of the horrendous casualties of World War I, which was in retros
“her diary is a reminder that the voices of children from the frontlines of the modern world are seldom heard but always important.”
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“Childs writes an engrossing, spellbinding narrative while laying out a clear and comprehendible history.”
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“After the Romanovs is a well-researched, readable, narrative history that enthusiasts for Russian history, the Romanov dynasty, Paris, and modern European history should enjoy.”
“Valentine’s book is . . . a unique and engaging reference work that all Christie fans should enjoy.”
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“the author tells this story in a clear and engaging manner that makes the text read almost like a crime novel told on a personable, almost heartbeat level.”
“Blood, Fire & Gold is a story of palace intrigue, religious conflict, interpersonal and family relationships, and geopolitical rivalry pitting Elizabeth I and
“breathes a highly charged life into the work of an incredible poet and the whole of the work is elevated . . .”
“Krogh had no idea at the start of how far he would fall. Perhaps if he’d had some inkling of the ethical and moral deficiencies in two of his first team members, G. Gordon Liddy and E.
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If modern American archaeologists have a patron saint, it would be Indiana Jones, who burst onto the scene with the summer 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark.
“Alexander Rose, a journalist by trade, has written a very interesting and informative story that follows the machinations, maneuverings, and politics that influenced what went on behind th
“For those who were fans of Ralph Lawler the broadcaster, and for those who had never heard of Ralph Lawler, Bingo! reveals an interesting man living an interesting life.”
“[The book] is an amazing piece of crime noir . . .
Haruki Murakami is considered by many to be one of the most compelling novelists of the past 40 years.