History

Madison and Jefferson

Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book about their crucial partnership, both are seen as men of their times, hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal [...]

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord Lord’s classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ship’s fateful last hours… At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it [...]

Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II

Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II by T. R. Fehrenbach On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, his brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders [...]