History Book Reviews (page 94)

Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Belongs in every basic modern science collection."
Here's the ultimate challenge for writer and reader: a book about nothing. Read full book review >
PINOCHET AND ME by Marc Cooper
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A powerful page-turner—its only flaw is its brevity."
A thrilling yet heartrending account of an American journalist's experiences in Chile from the rise of Allende to the trial of Pinochet. Read full book review >

TO KILL A NATION by Michael Parenti
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Extremely disturbing, but, for the brave, jolting and necessary reading."
Prominent social critic Parenti (History as Mystery, 1999, etc.) pens a fierce, elegantly constructed elegy not just for the lives sacrificed in the Balkan wars, but for concepts of national sovereignty and constitutionality, which appear to be lost to a corporate-sanctioned new world order. Read full book review >
ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >
MATTERS OF STATE by Philip Hamburger
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Marvelous, gentle, uncynical, lyrical—everything that American politics itself is not."
More than 50 years' worth of reminiscences from a longtime political observer. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2001

One of the boldest contributions to the history of the Holocaust in the last decade. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Wrapped in well-researched history and presented in exemplary prose, this elegy of a lost time recalls the verse of Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke. (2 maps, 8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A small tale extracted from the annals of the "War to End All Wars," by historical biographer Macintyre (The Napoleon of Crime, 1997, etc.), proves powerful and evocative. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A top-drawer biography, at once scholarly and popular, generous in its intelligence, rich in context and anecdote. (Halftones and maps)"
Another sublime contribution to the historical literature of the American West from Worster (The Wealth of Nature, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
ELIZABETH by David Starkey
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Anecdotal and sometimes breezy, yet carefully argued, Gottlieb's narrative rescues philosophy from the dusty textbooks."
A superbly literate, wide-ranging survey of Western thought over two and a half millennia. Read full book review >
OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Diligent scholarship and brilliant storytelling: a fascinating study that dispels many popular myths regarding America's colonization."
A spellbinding narrative on the preliminary attempts at colonization of North America by the British. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >