Readers planning a trip to Portugal will find this a fine, revealing complement to their guidebook and on the evidence of this book, Gersão deserves a wider audience in English. Read full book review
A worthwhile Civil War biography cogently presented and ready for the big screen. Read full book review
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A former secretary of state pleas for the current Republican administration not to eschew the democracy agenda that defined the last one.
Chester Arthur was well-meaning, well-tailored and ineffective. Truman was neither brilliant nor eloquent but courageous and principled.
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