History Book Reviews (page 3)

INSEPARABLE by Yunte Huang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A vivid portrayal of the trials and triumphs of two determined men."
The fascinating story of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), who became wealthy celebrities in Jacksonian America. Read full book review >
THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Thomas Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A fresh and perceptive analysis of Roosevelt's contributions to literature."
The author of more than 35 books and 150,000 letters found time to be 26th president of the United States. Read full book review >

TO THE PROMISED LAND by Michael K. Honey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Less a revisionist history of King than a worthy look at a seldom-documented portion of his agenda."
A former civil rights organizer continues his studies about Martin Luther King Jr. by focusing on King's insistence that all Americans receive a living wage for their work. Read full book review >
NAPOLEON by Michael Broers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Readers will eagerly await the third volume."
The second of three volumes in the author's sweeping biography of the legendary general and emperor. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An overly breathless yet entertaining account of a pioneering space mission that deserves to be better known."
An exuberant history of a major turning point in early American spaceflight, possibly "the riskiest and most thrilling of all the Apollo missions." Read full book review >

Released: April 3, 2018

"Just like Revolution on the Hudson, a wonderful addition to the literature on the American Revolution, full of enlightening facts and figures."
A readable history of the first battle of the American Revolution and the militiamen "who risked everything to defend their way of life and the freedom of future generations." Read full book review >
ON GRAND STRATEGY by John Lewis Gaddis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 3, 2018

"A lively, erudite study of the past in service of the future."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian offers a capacious analysis of how leaders make strategic decisions. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A highly knowledgeable history that is helpful in explaining recent developments in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East."
Sociological/historical study of the "two leading social movements in the Arab world," Islamism and nationalism. Read full book review >
EISENHOWER VS. WARREN by James F. Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A well-written, salutary illustration of the principle that honorable men can disagree about the pace and the means of effecting social change."
Two midcentury giants clash behind the scenes over civil liberties. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A provocative, urgent history with significant lessons for today."
How did Adolf Hitler, an obvious extremist, con a nation into backing him? This historical essay answers the question, to often unsettling effect. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global marketplace in years to come."
Tracing the conjoined realms of dynastic politics and international commerce in the history of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A fascinating and disturbing look at complexities underlying a shameful historical epoch."
A labyrinthine investigation into conspirators linked to James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >