Category : History


Hailed by Times Higher Education as an “elegant and captivatingly interdisciplinary book,” Siena, City of Secrets is an engaging and practical guide for tourists and armchair travelers alike. Read more

Jeffrey Amestoy
Jeffrey Amestoy’s Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr (Harvard Univ. Press) is the “superb biography” of one of the most extraordinary Americans of the nineteenth century. Read more

Tom Perera

The German military used Enigma cipher machines to encode all of their important communications. The breaking of these Enigma codes (as depicted in the movie “The Imitation Game”) is credited with shortening the war by two years, Read more

photo by Steph Stevens

photo by Steph Stevens

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that women have long been left out of history books. Consider the elite group of young women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science at NASA in the mid-twentieth century. Read more

Kenneth W. Mack

Kenneth W. Mack is the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard University. His book, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press), was selected as a Top 50 Non-fiction Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Read more

Harvey A. WhitfieldHarvey Amani Whitfield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. His areas of research focus on the black population in both Atlantic Canada and New England, Read more