December 12, 2012
The downfall of the Russian nobility brought about the end of Russia itself.
December 04, 2012
Jon Meacham has chosen storytelling over analysis, offering up a genial but meandering narrative.
November 30, 2012
Phillips's insistence on the primacy of 1775 as “the pivotal year” creates more problems than it solves.
November 12, 2012
The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.
November 04, 2012
The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.
November 02, 2012
Seldes wanted to show that there was a greater logic to the apparent cacophony of nineteenth-century enthusiasms.
October 30, 2012
For Frank Costigliola, the Cold War began the day Roosevelt died.
October 24, 2012
What’s The Matter with White People is really about what’s the matter with the white working class.
October 22, 2012
There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”
October 19, 2012
Juan Pujol, who never fought on the front lines, is not a Stephen Ambrose–style war hero. He was, at his core, a con man.