“Nathaniel Philbrick has a genius for writing about pieces of history and intuiting broad themes and lessons therefrom.”
“the book reads almost like a Tom Clancy thriller, with political intrigue, international machinations, and suspense keeping the pages turning even if the reader is already basically famili
Stories about history are listed in the nonfiction category, but the classification is misleading. Historical facts are not neutral truths awaiting discovery and exposition.
(Viking Press, May 4, 2010.