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The best of today’s history reading
A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind (New York. Basic Books. 2008)
A Swindler's Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty (Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2010)
The Anatomy Murders (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009)
Trotsky: A Biography book cover.
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone: The Transformation of Modern Europe book cover.
Famine: A Short History book cover.
Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present book review.
A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America, 1918-1920 (Timberlane Books, 2008)
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman book review.
Caesar: A Life in Western Culture book cover.
The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction book cover.
Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer (University of Chicago Press, 2008)