"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."
"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.
O'Dell's observations about life in the contemporary coal region from a historical perspective are dead-on accurate.
Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.
While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.
The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.
The history of U.S. communism and the Communist Party, USA isn't an easy subject to write about.
"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.
Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."
Reese Erlich's informative and insightful book "Inside Syria" brings to mind the Greek myth of a vast maze under the palace at Knossos.