Search Results: "Michael S. Neiberg"


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THE PATH TO WAR by Michael S. Neiberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A valiant attempt to dispel 'America's collective amnesia over the First World War.'"
A fresh look at America's reluctance to enter World War I as a mass consensus rather than any single faulty decision by President Woodrow Wilson. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2005

"A very worthy addition to the historical literature, complementing Hew Strachan's The First World War (2004), Robert Massie's Castles of Steel (2003), and other recent studies of the war."
A searching study of the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An evenhanded, efficient account of one of World War II's signature moments."
From the Allied landings at Normandy to Charles de Gaulle's triumphant march down the Champs-Élysées, a war historian tracks the ouster of the Nazis from the City of Light. Read full book review >

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POTSDAM by Michael Neiberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Fills a hitherto surprisingly empty niche in the World War II library."
A military historian analyzes the significance of the final conference of the World War II allies. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A fascinating affirmation of our essential humanity."
The more we learn about the human brain, the more puzzling the question of free will becomes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"An exercise in academic revisionism evidently intended to challenge the conventional wisdom of the political right and (to a lesser extent) left on the lessons of the recent past."
A critical history of the US from the mid-1930s on, in which militarization serves as an organizing principle if not a determinant of geopolitical and socioeconomic events. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A good and leathery year abroad, an honest and deeply enjoyed experience that avoids skimming off only the fruity bonbons while neglecting the ruck of daily life."
A French village, a good restaurant, and a year's worth of time to spend in both add stock to the lives of Sanders and his family. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY by Michael S. Roth
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"The result is more like a primer on the history of higher education than a manifesto."
An academic's defense of the liberal arts, as he surveys the tensions in higher education throughout American history. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"As opposed to an almost equal number of overly specialized, sometimes esoteric essays, these pieces, written with stylistic gracefulness and intellectual depth, make this volume accessible and well worth the price for the nonclinician. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A collection of 18 essays and one cartoon narrative (Art Spiegelman's "Cracking Jokes") to accompany the long-delayed Freud exhibit at the Library of Congress, which will open on October 15. Read full book review >

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THE MIND'S PAST by Michael S. Gazzaniga
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"An intriguing theory, assertively stated, but often Gazzaniga's arguments seem too reductive or dogmatic to be convincing. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Adding to a growing genre that purports to say how mind arises from brain, a study that is short and witty but not entirely convincing. Read full book review >