Curzio Malaparte is pictured on the cover at his desk with official-looking papers wearing a satin mask and indeed, his many masks are (in)visible in A Foreigner in Paris, newly translated
“Un-American is most extraordinary because even after the indoctrination of West Point, Edstrom dared to question some of the decisions and the presence of US military as invaders
“Sarah Pinder turns the mundane into the poetic sublime.”
“Taylor’s memoir explores the friendship between two men who think of themselves as Jews, and who behave in ways that seem intrinsically Jewish and quintessentially New York, though one doe
What this book represents is something more than just a glossy coffee table offering focused on female designers as it shines a light on many designers who have long been forgotten as well as quite
Everyone likes a good mystery, particularly when it involves an actual event. In this case, it’s one of the unsolved mysteries of U.S. aviation history.
“The most readable tour of cosmology from the perspective of the multiverse to date.”
Katie Roiphe is noted for her trenchant and often controversial views on all things feminist.
“presents the awe-inspiring process of how we visually perceive the outside world.”
“Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual
Alan D. Gaff is, among other things, a prolific military historian with ten well-received books dealing with various military campaigns and subjects.
“This book proves that the abstract ‘ideal’ of communism has not died for some people despite the empirical evidence of communism in power.
Max Steiner essentially created the concept of composing for the movies. From the start of the sound era, Steiner defined a musical orchestral “cinematic” scoring for the American movies.
“Spain in Arms is . . .
“Historian Paul Matzko’s well-researched and often terrifically entertaining new book, The Radio Right, provides a compelling, convincing, and closely observed
“In Pollock Confidential, they’re given a fascinating slice of this mercurial artist’s life, a strange marriage between a conservative government intrigue and rebellious creativity
Political historians Mike Davis and Jon Wiener chronicle the civil rights movements that emerged in Los Angeles during the 1960s in Set the Night on Fire.
“The substance behind Shrapnel Maps is substantial and groundbreaking, and poet Philip Metres has created a compelling work within its covers that will bring a new view to everyone
“I, John Kennedy Toole is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction, albeit highly plausible fiction.
Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of our world—a valuable guide for every alert citizen as well as for scholars and stu
Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh did not meet in Paris. They briefly lived a short distance from each other on the Left Bank. This book is about how Paris affected them.
“Anne Lister is considered to be the first ‘modern’ lesbian.”
“I am an enigma, even to myself, and I do excite my own curiosity.” —Anne Lister, June 21, 1824.
“The Hour of Fate is a tale of greed, power, and accountability, an epic story of a clash of titans, one a political dynamo, the other unparalleled in business sav
“a well-written, enjoyable, often rambling, and funny memoir by an accomplished comedy writer.”