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Hugh Kennedy’s Caliphate reviewed in Wall Street Journal

“The doctrine of the caliphate still animates the imagination of Muslim theologians, politicians and ideologues, as Hugh Kennedy shows powerfully in Caliphate...[an] intriguing argument...In order to grasp recent developments in the Middle East and Muslim South Asia and Africa—let alone to try to remake the region’s politics—you would be a fool to ignore this history of the caliphate.”

Europe’s Last Chance author Guy Verhofstadt interviewed by Business Insider

“Just a few months ago, Guy Verhofstadt was a name that was most likely lost on any Brit who didn’t boast an impressive knowledge of European politics. Now, the former Belgian prime minister is being talked about by the British press on an increasingly frequent basis.”

Douglas Egerton’sThunder at the Gates reviewed in the Christian Science Monitor

“"[Thunder at the Gates is] a fantastic performance throughout...This is a landmark study of the true crucible of the American Civil War."”



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