Conceptually Confused: Justin Marozzi’s Islamic Empires

Anatomy of Battle: Helm’s Deep

Revelation Upon Revelation: Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire

A Galaxy Not so Far Away: Star Wars and Capricious Capitalism

A Passable Introduction: James Walvin’s Freedom

Book Club: Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor

An Overgrown Thicket: Roland Ennos’s The Age of Wood

The Orange Fool: A(n Entirely Apolitical) Presidential Dessert

Dark History Just Got Darker: Starz’ Outlander