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Book Review: ‘Fire and Light: How The Elightenment Transformed Our World’ by James MacGregor Burns

fireandlight

An uncritical presentation of the history of Enlightenment. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The War That Ended Peace’ by Margaret MacMillan

warendedpeace

This new history of Europe's conflicts leading up to World War I lacks geopolitical context. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Art of Negotiation’ by Michael Wheeler

negotiationwheeler

A learned treatment on the fine points of negotiation. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Firm: The Story of McKinsey And Its Secret Influence on American Business’ by Duff McDonald

mckinsey

A history of the consulting giant charts its game-changing influence on American business over the decades. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World’ by Greg King and Sue Woolmans

assainationofthearchduke

His sons would end up at Dachau concentration camp after the destruction of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Then We Take Berlin’ by John Lawton

takeberlin

Admirable but underpowered launch of a new Lawton series focused on Cold War intrigue and nuclear secrets. Read More »

TV News: Susan Lacy To Leave PBS’s ‘American Masters’

Legendary producer of PBS signature series to lend her talents at HBO. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk’ by Dennis E Showalter

kursk

Cuts through propaganda and myth to provide a strategic and tactical understanding of one of history's greatest armored battles and a turning point of World War II. Read More »

Book Review: “Thinking in New Boxes” by Luc de Brabandere and Alan Iny

thinkinginnewboxes

An excellent manual of business creativity will appeal to anyone seeking to reinvent himself. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Contagious: Why Things Catch On’ by Jonah Berger

jonahbergerbook

Engrossing review of the insights from research into the psychology of sharing leaves this reader wanting more. Read More »