!00 Immigrants Who Shaped American History is a fascinating book of people, famous and those not as apt to be a household name.
“By quoting contemporary letters and histories, Arman brings this woman and her world vividly to life.
“Jones’ tale of the Beer Hall Putsch is only the culmination of his thoughtful analysis of German politics in the crucial year of 1923.”
Hollywood in the studio era was devoted to the definition and production of glamour, particularly for the large female audience, accomplished not only through the female stars the studios developed
“That Carriere manages to exceed those expectations and write with such clarity about the darkness that consumed much of her young adulthood is a gift . . .”
“in his precise writing and masterful contextualizing, Dorsey doesn’t offer an opinion. He lets the horror of our culture speak for itself.”
“This important collection of voices of women who have changed—and are changing—the world gives inspiration to all who share their grief and vision.”
“Improbably, perhaps, for a work of music criticism, Kick Out the Jams is as revealing a first draft of history from those cumulatively calamitous three-and-a-half decades as you’r
“Without doubt, this book seems bound to win new followers for this irresistible writer.”
“From a rich body of literature, Ostler mines material for this special history of the United States with the stories and reasons for creating the uniquely American language.”
“Robert D. Kaplan is America’s most prolific geopolitical theorist and observer.”
“the poetic marvel of his language makes every chapter richly textured and a joy to read.”
The relationship between journalist and subject is an ancient one, and the ice is frequently broken with the hoisting of a glass . . . or two.
“an outstanding work, filled with insights and stories, and written with authority.”
The author, herself bisexual, undertook the book “to bring the colourful world of bi-sexual scholarship out of the shadows” and to show that bisexuality “is a normal part of sexuality,” an ambition
“Throughout these pages, I’m going to (politely) refute the claim that Southern food is all bad for you and hopefully breathe new life into some tired, worn-out notions,” writes Lauren McDuffie in
“Orit Avishai has infused great passion and time into her research and writing, which shows the reader that a person can be openly LGBTQIA+ and a practicing Jew who can live a joyous, fulfi
“for all its limitations NOW has transformed thinking on feminism and sexism in America.”
“may actually be the best book of his work, celebrating a commercial artist having fun with his assignments before entering the stage in his career that made him one of the great designers
There’s an old canard in the world of poetry that X.J. Kennedy—the now nonagenarian poet whose work is marked by a light touch—never got to be the poet laureate because he was also, well, funny.
“All of these women . . . served their country with patriotism and a sense of duty no less than any man who went off to war.”
Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) has come to represent the Golden Age of Dutch painting and yet only 37 of his paintings remain.
“Eilbert’s book is a testament to the act of seeing, of witnessing, of experiencing and still—as in, nonetheless; as in, despite it all—not turning away.”
“The poet’s knowledge of and confidence in her subject are deep and clear, as are the observations, questions and discoveries.
“This book belongs on the shelf until the next library book sale.”