Michael Rodriguez

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Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest

A richly provocative retelling of the deeds of the conquistadores and the spirit of their age. Cervantes is a gifted scholar and storyteller who offers readers no easy moral clarity.
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If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy

This edited volume offers a potent vision of Latine successes, opportunities, and futures, though the narrative never quite coheres as it should.
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Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich

Ullrich offers little new information or critical insights, but his book delivers to historians of all stripes a lean and perceptive survey of the last week of the Third Reich.
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The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War Over Children’s Intelligence

A remarkable unsung history, told with empathy, nuance, and a knack for character-driven storytelling.

Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

A compelling historical synthesis, told with style and moral clarity.
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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey Into the Dark Antarctic Night

Belying its sensational title, this detail-rich account is a sober and humane chronicle of relationships among the explorers and their struggle for survival in the long polar night. Armchair travelers will enjoy.

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The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

Readers of The New Yorker or The Atlantic will appreciate this detailed look into the Cold War. This sweeping synthesis evinces a polymath’s range and grasp but treads familiar ground with its focus on the Western canon.
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