Textbook Reviews

Volumes 1 and 4

Susan Wise Bauer’s The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child aims to provide elementary school children and older readers with a history of humanity in such regions of the world as Africa, China, Europe, and the Americas from antiquity to the present.  

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An Academic Misleads about the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

In the aftershock of the September 11, 2001 attacks that cost 3,000 lives, many Americans recognized an urgent need to know more about the Middle East, the region from which the attackers originated. 

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Shedding New Light on the Mufti's Alliance with the Nazis

In late 1942 and May 1943, as the Nazi program to murder all the Jews reached its apex, desperate attempts were underway to rescue several thousand Jewish children by ransoming their lives in exchange for German nationals held by the Allies.

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It is almost a cliché to note that today too many historians and laypeople erroneously look at history through modern lenses that distort the picture and prevent an honest understanding of historical events.

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