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“Talty’s narrative is engrossing and well told. This is an inspiring work about courage in the face of unbelievable odds.”
It takes a skilled story teller to describe such a monumental place as India in a way that even someone unfamiliar with it will understand the places, events, and participants.
“it is difficult to overstate the importance of the perspectives and arguments that Michael Kaufmann offers in The Time Has Come.”
"Delgado writes as high adventure . . . a clear and entertaining narrative but [one that] also makes profound observations on what war on water means."
The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.
"Homa found another way to record her thoughts. 'I used the tail of my toothbrush to write on the wall. The act of writing helped me memorize my thoughts.'”
“To Boomers, the Gabor sisters were a TV staple. . . . For decades they were Hollywood blondes and Broadway glamour gals. And then they were no more.”
“a comprehensive and readable narrative of the Army’s critical role in achieving victory over Japan.”
Semicolon is a charming book. Cecelia Watson takes on “the most feared punctuation mark on earth” (cf.
Stephen Krensky's biography of Nelson Mandela outlines how a boy whose name, Rolihlahla, meaning “troublemaker,” grows up to be a fighter for the rights of black South Africans and the country's fi
“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.
Provence has always held a special place in the hearts, minds, and kitchens of the English-speaking world.
“Biographer and historian Jean Edward Smith . . .
“Pipes recounts the gradual process by which through the sheer force of his intellect, Richard Nixon became relevant again to the debates about America’s proper role in the world.”
“one of those incredible true crime stories that grab one’s attention and does not let go until the last page.”
“Elvis in Vegas is a must-read for fans of Elvis and for all who are interested in the history of popular entertainment in America.”
“grab your secret decoder ring and your blaster, strap yourself in for liftoff, and enjoy. . . . The pictures in this book are reason enough to buy it.”
“Christian Keller has proven once again that we can still learn much from the history of the American Civil War.
“Although there are few answers and far too many questions, the strange tale of Kieran Kelly shows that human monsters can prey on their fellow man for years, and so long as the victims bel
“Suchet brings journalistic objectivity, expert analysis, and sensitivity to his portrait of Tchaikovsky the man, his times, and his music.”
“provides an interesting juxtaposition of continuities and change . . . of maritime piracy . . .”
“Bletchley Park and the Ultra codebreakers have been credited by some historians as potentially shortening the war by a year or two . . .”
Nelson Mandela wrote hundreds of letters from August 5, 1962, until February 11, 1990. Prison Letters is a selection.
“A single cow can deposit over a ton of waste on the ground every month with a high percentage of that waste seeping into surface water.