History Book Reviews (page 4)

NATIONAL INSECURITY by David Rothkopf
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 18, 2014

"A sharp, immensely readable account of how we've arrived at this juncture and where matters stand as we anticipate the election of a new president."
A distinguished journalist and scholar looks at the shaping of America's national security and foreign policy for the past decade. Read full book review >
THE MARQUIS by Laura Auricchio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"In a sharp and moving biography, Auricchio captures the essence of the 'French hero of the American Revolution—the Hero of Two Worlds, the Apostle of Liberty.'"
A new biography of the Marquis, as well as a serious study of the differences between two of the most important revolutions of the millennium. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An exhaustive feat of research with a focused structure and robust prose."
Hefty study of partisan journalism as vigorously embraced by Abraham Lincoln and the warring New York dailies. Read full book review >
THE DEVILS' ALLIANCE by Roger Moorhouse
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A well-researched work offering new understanding of the pact's pertinence to this day."
Placing the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact squarely at the center of Soviet-German belligerence before the outbreak of World War II. Read full book review >
LIFE LINCOLN by Allen C. Guelzo
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"One idea recurs: '[W]e can be better than we have been,' as Steven Spielberg puts it; we can 'be uplifted and galvanized by this suffering man who was a steadfast optimist in the name of freedom and equality.' That sentiment infuses and inspires this stunning portrait."
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death, LIFE editors have produced an astonishing volume of images and essays. Read full book review >

TINSELTOWN by William J. Mann
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While searching for a solution to the sensational crime, Mann masterfully captures the zeitgeist of Hollywood in its early days."
Who killed William Desmond Taylor? More than 90 years after the unsolved murder of the renowned director, film historian and biographer Mann (Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand, 2012, etc.) takes up the cold case. Read full book review >
THE RETURN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Edward J. Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Profound, even affectionate, scholarship infuses every graceful sentence."
Illuminating history of an overlooked period in the life of our first president. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Isaacson weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives."
A panoramic history of technological revolution. Read full book review >
EMBATTLED REBEL by James M. McPherson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A fair-handed treatment from a towering historian and sterling writer."
A seasoned Civil War historian examines the beleaguered president of the Confederacy. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh."
The mind-boggling story of 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Systematic, thorough and even hopeful fodder for reform-minded political observers."
In his companion to The Origins of the Political Order, the deeply engaged political scientist offers a compelling historical overview of a useful template for the retooling of institutions in the modern state. Read full book review >
FOUNDERS AS FATHERS by Lorri Glover
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Well-written and immensely rewarding, this important book will appeal to both scholars and general readers."
A superb new perspective on America's Founding Fathers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >