The history of Yellowstone is checkered with altruism, egotism, greed and cruelty juxtaposed with notions of preserving important natural features for the enjoyment of the people. Great effort went into the conservation of what we now view as one of our nation’s greatest treasures.
A comprehensive view of the Russian emigres, exiles from Imperial Russia and subsequently the Soviet Union. Intimate details of persons and outlines of the cultural and political outcomes engendered by the exodus at the turn of the 20th century. Rich with information and meticulously researched, it is a work of great merit.
A thoughtful examination of the issues surrounding bombing of combatant nations’ cities, industry and military installations. Two opposing viewpoints make up the impetus of the narrative which is compelling and skillfully outlined. An essential read for historians and students of WWII.
The remarkable and heroic account of a woman’s struggle to gain freedom from the wholly legal, although morally reprehensible constraints placed upon her by her husband and society is enraging, encouraging and inspiring. Everyone should read this book.
The story of the Japanese American soldiers who fought for the U.S. against the Nazis in spite of their treatment by our government. Heroism and patriotism were displayed both on the battlefield and in internment camps by these worthy citizens.
A new and intimate look at Churchill’s daily life, in detail, through the first year of his tenure as Prime Minister. Personal accounts and observations made by those who were with him illuminate this extraordinary biographical work.
Why did people build the way they did? What were their daily lives like, how did it affect the structure of their communities and why did they leave? This is a careful look at domestic spaces, streets and gathering places and the remnants left by ordinary folk. It is enlightening and entertaining, two essential factors in nonfiction narrative.