History Book Reviews (page 13)

WHEN CHURCHILL SLAUGHTERED SHEEP AND STALIN ROBBED A BANK by Giles Milton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Perfect for bathroom reading or a doctor's waiting room."
The British journalist continues to collect little-known events and factoids from history. Read full book review >
THE SWAMP FOX by John Oller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly researched biography, if a tad tendentious."
An admiring biography of Francis Marion (1732-1795), a military hero of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A few notable naval battles changed the course of wars, even history, but the clash at Hampton Roads transformed the nature of warfare itself and offered a glimpse of the 'grim modernity' Snow vividly captures."
The former editor-in-chief of American Heritage revisits an epochal battle in naval history. Read full book review >
Focus on Vietnam by Steven Burchik
author-photographer Steven Burchik
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Mostly peaceful snapshots of a war in progress in the 1960s."
A Vietnam veteran shares his store of images. Read full book review >
100 REASONS SHAKE-SPEARE WAS THE EARL OF OXFORD by Hank Whittemore
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An engrossing and thoughtful literary examination."
A book offers an energetic defense of the Earl of Oxford theory regarding the authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intermittently engaging biography of a logistics genius whose behind-the-scenes influence did as much to win the war as that of most military commanders."
A journalist documents the achievements of an unsung Union hero of the Civil War. Read full book review >
THE NINE OF US by Jean Kennedy Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"As the family photos illustrating this memoir attest, for Smith, all was sunshine, smiles, and elegance."
Fond memories from the last surviving child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Read full book review >
LUCKY 666 by Bob Drury
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Overly sentimental writing may test some readers, but the authors deliver a great war story."
A breathless history of World War II heroism. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A useful one-volume history refreshingly without many bones to pick but also without much fire."
A sturdy overview of the Indian Wars. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intriguing, eye-opening spiritual biography."
Even history's most famous conqueror had a soft side. Read full book review >
THE CHAOS OF EMPIRE by Jon Wilson
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A rich, somewhat overlong history that should prove fascinating for students of Indian history."
A British expert in South Asian politics tackles the history of Britain's conquest of India. Read full book review >
THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK by Julie Scelfo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An eclectic assortment of women make for an entertaining read."
An exuberant celebration of more than 100 women who shaped the myths and realities of New York City. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >