History

In our current slough of economic despair, is it time for Americans to recognize that we should all become Hamiltonians, following the genius of our f

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Sad New World

In her methodical march across the nation’s history, Susan J. Matt shows that we are reluctant immigrants, hesitant pioneers, unenthusiastic warriors,

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At the end of World War II, between twelve and fourteen million people, ethnic Germans, were forcibly expelled from Eastern Europe, or, if they had al

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In The Fifth Impossibility, his new collection of essays, Norman Manea demonstrates that he is an indispensable analyst of what it means to be a Roman

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Mystery Boy

The world’s excitement about Tutankhamen began from the moment his tomb was discovered, for the simple reason that it was the first Ancient Egyptian r

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Highbrow Lowbrow

Death at La Fenice came out in 1992, and since then Donna Leon has steadily produced a new case for Commissario Brunetti every year: with Beastly Thin

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Tom Koch, a medical geographer, demonstrates how maps were critical to epidemiology long before the germ theory of disease was ever uttered, let alone

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In his architectural history of the Capitol Building, Guy Gugliotta emphasizes—it is, alas, a timeless theme—how extraordinarily difficult it is to co

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Henry Hitchings’s new book points out all of the ideological pitfalls of debating language use, and he takes pains to avoid falling into them himself.

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Laurent Binet sets out to retell the life story of Reinhard Heydrich—one of the primary architects of the Holocaust and the highest ranking Nazi offic

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