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The best of today’s history reading
State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945-2011 (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2012)
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 (New York: Basic Books, 2012)
Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II (Harvard University Press, 2012)
The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012)
The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2011)
Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (New York: Basic Books, 2011)
Philanthropy in America: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011)
Chivalry in Medieval England (Harvard University Press, 416 pp, 2011, ISBN 978-0-674-06368-6)
With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (Cambridge, M.A.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011)
Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)
Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography (Princeton. Princeton University Press. 2011)
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World (New York: Basic Books, 2011)
The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.)
Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants (Princeton University Press 2010)