Tag Archives: Modern/20th Century

Hue 1968

by Mark Bowden

From “a master of narrative journalism” (New York Times Book Review), a riveting history of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.

Enemies and Neighbors

by Ian Black

From a longtime Guardian correspondent and editor, an expansive, authoritative, and balanced account of over a century of violent confrontation, war, and occupation in…

There’s a Riot Going On

by Peter Doggett

“Fascinating . . . There’s a Riot Going On [is] a step toward drawing a distinction between the fanatic and the visionary, the image…

The Perfect Summer

by Juliet Nicolson

“Sharp and rangy. . . . Nicolson sets a lively, theatrical pace and makes good use of recurring characters. . . . [There are]…

My Crazy Century

by Ivan Klima

“Klíma has endured as a writer, endured as a human being, writing of the great themes of freedom, honesty, and love and politics, and…

The Lion’s Grave

by Jon Lee Anderson

“Vital, eminently readable. . . . Anderson is a good, plain writer with an eye for detail.” –Wally Hammond, Time Out London (UK)