Vladimir Lenin's life, his short tenure in power, and the subsequent path taken by the Soviet Union will always be a rich if sombre source of speculation in the history of possibility. Sebestyen's humane biography brings additional clarity to the matter.
While America was riveted by the "Red Scare" on the one hand, it failed to see what the other hand, the Nazi threat, was doing.
The college comedy deficit means that we are neither taught how to take a joke nor how to interpret one.
Approaching the symphony through politics, culture, and musical evolution, James Hamilton–Paterson considers how Beethoven came to bridge the Classical and Romantic periods.
No matter where you are on the wokeness spectrum, the Black Power era has yet to stop informing.
The specter of slavery draws unavoidable correlations to contemporary American society in Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.
The artists and writers of Paris' Left Bank brought scandal and controversy in their time. In so doing they shaped the artistic and intellectual milieu of the modern world.
For reasons as much aesthetic as intellectual, The Crown can proudly take its place among the highlights of TV's current golden age.
Richard Power Sayeed's fascinating look at the optimism of New Labour and Cool Britannia in 1997, and the subsequent agony which followed.
China Miéville's October is a gripping, novelistic account of the Russian Revolution that offers the pleasures and rewards of a great novel.
Prize-winning historian Jane Kaminsky's Revolution in Color paints the era of the American Revolution with beguiling precision; John Singleton Copley, a man who resisted what we regard as the inevitable outcome of the era, emerges sharp and distinct.
Reading the struggle of Patterson and her comrades a century ago reminds us that today's racist violence is not a temporary aberration but a deeply rooted and pervasive flaw in American society.