History

Pedagogy in Purgatory
September 21, 2011

By now, hundreds of children’s books about the Holocaust have been published—fiction and non-fiction, as well as hybrids of varying quality: books abo

Unbearable
September 14, 2011

Michel Pastoureau is a scholar of the medieval bestiary, and as far as that catalogue of animals and their traits is concerned, I doubt we will have a

All Hat and No Cattle
September 12, 2011

There are (considering his enduring popularity with modern historians) surprisingly few biographies of Alcibiades. So how does P.J. Rhodes deal with h

The Stench of Perfume
September 08, 2011

Hal Vaughan's biography distinguishes itself from the many other Chanel biographies by tackling the dicey subject of Gabrielle Chanel’s activities dur

Lawfare from the Bench
September 05, 2011

IN 1861, acting through his agents, Abraham Lincoln detained a Marylander named John Merryman (who had waged private war against the federal governmen

The Mistakes
September 01, 2011

Zara Steiner has written a masterly sequel to The Lights that Failed, her equally masterful study of international relations from the end of World War

Back to Utopia
August 24, 2011

While most people do not believe that the Garden of Eden can be found, its geographical location has been a point of obsession in the minds of a handf

Springtime for Hitler
August 22, 2011

Jokes about Hitler, Nazis, and concentration camps were pervasive before and during World War II: the least amusing era in history produced its own qu

Can It Have Been Right?
August 16, 2011

Wilson D. Miscamble's The Most Controversial Decision is a full-throated defense of Harry Truman’s decision to drop nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and N

Power to the People
August 08, 2011

After so much has been said about Machiavelli, and so much that should be unsaid, one might be surprised to hear that there is anything new to say at

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