Archive for Items Categorized 'History', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Robert M. Neer
Horrible stuff. And horribly effective. This is a disturbing examination of the disconnect between technocratic progress and morals and the laws of war. What ends justify such nightmarish means?
by Herman Wouk
You know you’ve seen the book or heard about it. Wouk himself wrote the screenplay for the TV mini series—but reading the book has an altogether different impact. Don’t miss it!
by M. Todd Bennett
The film theater and the geopolitical theater come together in a book that explores how movies affect pubic opinion.
by Beth Tompkins Bates
Built it and they will come. Henry Ford did a lot more than rethink the assembly line or the $5 workday. He hired African Americans and they left the South and came by the tens of thousands. What did each expect of the other?
by Ian W. Toll
Well-trodden ground, to be sure, but Toll gives a good introduction and also incorporates recent scholarship that sheds more light on both parties to the conflict.
by James M. McPherson
Almost a David-and-Goliath scenario! Civil War-era naval engagements were relatively small and few but had a disproportionately large impact. This excellent book too is relatively small—and makes a large impact.
by Arthur Herman
Two men who never donned a uniform were absolutely critical to America’s dominance in the war. At last here is a book to tell their story and the one of public and private sector cooperation. Don’t think for a moment this is a boring book!
by Kurt Eichenwald
In the aftermath of 9/11 political leaders scramble to appear as if they’re on top of the situation. Bending the truth, torturing informants, skeptics be damned—Constitution? What Constitution? And all of a sudden, we’re at war.