MixedBooklistThere’s no question that Sands is a superlative historical researcher and excellent writer, but, ultimately, Wächter’s career as a Nazi was unremarkable, and his postwar life and death of interest mostly to detail-obsessive academic historians specializing in Nazism.
PositiveBooklistWith a historian’s eye for detail and context, he examines factors that helped propel the growth of the middle class ... Promised Land is a dense and somewhat challenging read, but the determined reader will find it immensely enlightening and rewarding.
Jacob S. Hacker
RaveBooklist... a standout among recent releases, timed for the 2020 presidential election cycle, that seek to help readers make sense of the often-confusing political climate ... The answers the authors come up with are cogent and distressing—and convincing. Highly recommended.
PositiveBooklistWoodard...shows the complexity of the process by delving into the background of a number of the people involved, revealing how different and often incompatible their viewpoints were ... abundant detail ... Union is detailed and unflashy, and it contains many valuable historical lessons modern readers will find useful.
PositiveBooklist...[a] solid, engaging mystery ... Lance recounts her efforts to unravel the mystery in a lively, entertaining, novelistic style that carries the reader along with all the verve of an Agatha Christie whodunnit—only this is a real-life \'whatdunnit.\' In the Waves will work well for fans of mystery, both historical and scientific.
PositiveBooklistFor those on the blue side of the political fence, Plouffe, former campaign manager for Barack Obama, has written an instructive, step-by-step guide to the electoral process for the average Democrat who wants to contribute substantively towards unseating the current president ... The readable and informal prose highlights useful, practical suggestions for the involved moderate Democrat as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes that professional political operatives would do well to study. The book’s political leanings are made obvious in the title and would not be welcomed by conservative voters. For Democrats, liberals, and progressives, however, this is an invaluable map for political engagement.