The story of modern Britain – at least one of the stories – begins some three hundred years ago with the 1707 Treaty of Union between England and Scotland.
Army Major Robert R. Mackey, currently assigned to the Pentagon, has written a much-needed study of irregular warfare during the “late unpleasantness.”
Back in 2008 the United States had what was called a “California style” referendum. Empire or No Empire. Simple as that.
Americans would be well advised to learn about Iran’s culture and tragic recent history before our nations resort to a regional war. If you read one book about Iran to fill in your lack of knowledge, make sure it is this one.
With the exceptions of several of his earlier works, every time I take on a book by William T. Vollmann the same thought always wanders through my head about 100 to 150 pages into the narrative, “Why in the hell am I reading this.
McDonald’s memoir is very good because Professor McDonald writes for those of us who delight in history; he does not write for his colleagues.
The good news is that the assault on fortress academe has had initial success; the walls have been pierced, and a lodgment made.
The genius of the Irish who emigrated to the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries was to fuse both political clout and criminal enterprise into vast, urban political machines that helped uplift the Irish and create a place for them at the table of American bounty.
Admirers of a haunting gem of a novel called, ALI & NINO, a work that seemed to materialize from nowhere when it was reprinted in 1999, were excited to learn that finally, finally! there is definitive information about its mysterious author.
Dixon’s approach is both refreshing and accurate. He eschews the required kowtowing associated with ethnic minorities.
Benito Mussolini had more than one mistress but only one wife, whom he legally married five years after the birth of their first child, Edda.
The 19th century Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev wrote mystically that “Russia is not to be understood with the mind.”
Since our society began its retreat into Social Darwinism tricked out in the guise of laissez-faire economics, those of us who enjoy our economic history red in tooth and claw have the guilty pleasure of reading about business scandals.
Author John Seigenthaler has written an interesting and informative biography of the eleventh president of the United States, James Knox Polk.
There’s an old saying among the Jews that goes something along the lines of: we don’t need others to destroy us, because we’re pretty good destroying ourselves. In other words, the red flags were already up when Richard Ben Cramer a “self-confessed proud Jew and pro-Israel supporter” came along and wrote How Israel Lost – the Four Questions.