History Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
Released: April 3, 2018

"A swift account of an industry that bubbles with bluster and marinates in money."
A social history of and commentary on the extremely lucrative enterprise of dispensing advice. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM by Timothy Snyder
Released: April 3, 2018

"A highly distressing, urgent alarm to awaken Americans to the peril of authoritarianism."
How Russia's campaign to undermine democracies threatens the European Union and the United States. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"The most telling line of this well-crafted and timely story comes from Lewis as well: 'They were friends, and didn't even know that they were friends.'"
Dual biography of two of the most ardent, inspiring, and complex champions of American civil rights. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"An important and fascinating examination of American slavery's aftermath."
"Americans do not share a common memory of slavery," write California State University, Fresno, historians Kytle (Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era, 2014) and Roberts (Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South, 2014) in this eye-opening history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2018

"Insightful and illuminating but relentlessly squirm-inducing."
An expansive history of our first president and his interactions with Indian countries and how "the future he envisioned would be realized at the expense of the people who lived there." Read full book review >
Released: April 2, 2018

"In a country that still has barely begun to reconcile with a long history of racism, white supremacy, and their consequences, Walker provides an important reminder about how any event related to these phenomena will have both deep roots and long-term consequences."
The anatomy of a vicious American riot. 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 >