The Path Unchosen: Helmut Walser Smith’s Germany, A Nation in its Time

Flouting Expectations: HBO’s Our Flag Means Death

Victim of its own Ambition: Eric Williams’s Capitalism and Slavery

What’s in a Detail? Dating the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy

Interpreting Attrocity: Rising to the Historical Occasion

Untypically Typical: Rogers, Ward, Atkins, and Flynt’s Alabama

Back to the Source: Adrian Miller’s Black Smoke

Book Club: The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen by Linda Colley

Conceptually Confused: Justin Marozzi’s Islamic Empires