Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:09 am
Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II
by Geoffrey Parker
Reviewed by Paul Lockhart
The Deluge: Remaking of the Global Order, 1918-1931
by Adam Tooze
Reviewed by Dennis Showalter
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the …
Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:06 am
Fighting the Great War at Sea
Strategy, Tactics and Technology
by Norman Friedman
Naval Institute, $85
Though a noted naval historian, Friedman paints an exceptionally comprehensive picture of the geopolitical, social, military, political, and financial considerations—mostly in Britain and somewhat …
Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am
America and World War I
A Traveler's Guide
By Mark D. Van Ells. 432 pages.
Interlink Books, 2014. $22.
THE CENTENNIAL OF THE OUTBREAK of World War I in Europe in 1914 has generated an uptick in battlefield tourism to …
Published: April 28, 2015 at 11:00 am
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors
American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
By Kenneth A. Daigler. 317 pages.
Georgetown, 2014. $29.95
VETERAN OF MORE THAN 30 YEARS in the CIA, Kenneth A. Daigler writes like a case officer reporting from a time …
Published: April 28, 2015 at 10:58 am
The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1918–1931
By Adam Tooze. 672 pages.
Viking, 2014. $40.
ADAM TOOZE BUILT HIS EUROPEAN REPUTATION specializing in the economic history of the Third Reich, and he makes …
Published: April 28, 2015 at 10:56 am
A New Life of Philip II
By Geoffrey Parker. 438 pages. Yale, 2014. $40.
"THE HISTORY OF PHILIP THE SECOND," historian William Hickling Prescott once wrote, "is the history of Europe during the latter half of the sixteenth …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:53 am
A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War, by Isabel Hull
Reviewed by Williamson Murray
Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts
Reviewed by Rafe Blaufarb
Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:49 am
Nation to Nation Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, edited by Suzan Shown Harjo (Smithsonian Books, $40). The scholars and activists who contributed to this volume consider the long and often ignoble history of treaty-making between …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:46 am
Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:44 am
A Scrap of Paper
Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War
By Isabel Hull. 384 pages. Cornell University Press, 2014. $45.
Reviewed by Williamson Murray
Professor Isabel Hull of Cornell is one of those rare historians whose breadth …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:41 am
Hell and Good Company
Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War
by Richard Rhodes. 384 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2015. $30.
Reviewed by Peter Carlson
"Many books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Few of them explore the …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:38 am
Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
By Richard Bernstein. 464 pages. Knopf, 2014. $30.
Reviewed by David Silbey
There is a fad now among authors covering a single period to get at larger truths by focusing on the kaleidoscope …
Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:33 am
Sam Willis's latest book highlights seven great naval battles that together gave the Royal Navy command of the seas
Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:32 am
A series of mini-stories that illuminate the nitty-gritty of colonial America’s desperate struggle at sea
Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:31 am
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea, By Tim McGrath
Reviewed by Joseph F. Callo
In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson, By Sam …
Published: August 05, 2014 at 5:30 am
Interview with author Antulio J. Echevarria II