Herman, Arthur

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The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World

As in Herman’s previous books, his writing is engaging and accessible and will engage fans of popular history. It doesn’t aim to be an in-depth, exhaustive history, but rather offers some highlights and bite-sized narratives that make it an excellent armchair read.

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

A highly readable biography of a committed liberal activist caught up in the fickle political passions of revolutionary extremism, violence, and war. Like Duncan’s previous work, this book is engaging and accessible.


1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

The pairing of these two diametrically opposed figures into one biography makes this illuminating read for anybody interested in World War I, the new political order it spawned, and the failures that led to the rise of Nazism and the horrors of World War II.

Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Herman's revisionist narrative and occasional flowery prose make this a secondary purchase for many libraries, but it may be popular with history and biography audiences.

The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

This well-written and convincing work of popular history will appeal to a wide range of readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/13.]

Freedom's Forge

Recommended for the invaluable insights regarding how government administrators and industry leaders worked together to produce a winning arsenal. Economists and general readers alike will benefit from its historical perspective.

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