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  1. The American Experience (1989)
    The Collected Essays of J.H. Plumb, Volume Two
    1 Review
  2. The American Heritage Book of the Revolution (1958)
    1 Review
  3. [+]
    The Best of Bonaparte (Review)
    Napoleon, by Felix M. Markham
    1. Napoleon by Felix M. Markham
    The Saturday Review, April 18, 1964, p. 43
  4. The Birth of a Consumer Society (1982)
    The Commercialization of Eighteenth-Century England
    2 Reviews
  5. [+]
    Born with Pen and Silver Spoon (Review)
    2. His Works
    1. Horace Walpole's Correspondence by W.S. Lewis, A Dayle Wallace, and Horace Walpole
    The Saturday Review, August 26, 1961, p. 30
  6. [+]
    The Bourgeois Take-Over (2 Reviews)
    The Bourgeois, by Bernhard Groethuysen
    1. The Bourgeois by Bernhard Groethuysen
    2. Bayeux in the Late Eighteenth Century by Olwen H. Hufton
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1968, pp. 29-30
  7. C. P. Snow and "The Two Cultures"
    Encounter, August 1959, pp. 67-73
  8. Chatham (1953)
    1 Review
  9. Churchill Revised (1969)
    A Critical Assessment
    5 Reviews
  10. [+]
    The Climate After the Sun Set (Review)
    A State of England, by Anthony Hartley
    1. A State of England by Anthony Hartley
    The Saturday Review, September 28, 1963, p. 51
  11. [+]
    The Court on the Carpet (Review)
    Anatomy of Britain Today, by Anthony Sampson
    1. Anatomy of Britain Today by Anthony Sampson
    The Saturday Review, December 15, 1962, p. 21
  12. The Death of the Past (1970)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  13. [+]
    Dining, Dancing, and Dallying (Review)
    King Edward the Seventh, by Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus
    1. King Edward the Seventh by Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus
    The Saturday Review, May 16, 1964, p. 47
  14. [+]
    The Empire Faded at Her Touch (Review)
    Napoleon and Josephine, by Frances Mossiker
    1. Napoleon and Josephine by Frances Mossiker
    The Saturday Review, January 2, 1965, p. 89
  15. [+]
    The Enemies of His Early Years (Review)
    Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait, by Violet Bonham Carter
    1. Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait by Violet Bonham Carter
    The Saturday Review, May 29, 1965, p. 33
  16. England in the Eighteenth Century (1951)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  17. [+]
    To England, with Love and Candor (Review)
    The Memoirs of Lord Chandos, by Oliver Lyttelton Chandos
    1. The Memoirs of Lord Chandos by Oliver Lyttelton Chandos
    The Saturday Review, November 9, 1963, p. 44
  18. [+]
    Farmers in Arms (3 Reviews)
    Captain Swing, by E.J. Hobsbawm and George F.E. Rude
    1. Captain Swing by E.J. Hobsbawm and George F.E. Rude
    2. William Cobbett: His Thoughts and His Times by John W. Osborne
    3. The English Jacobins by Carl B. Cone
    The New York Review of Books, June 19, 1969, p. 36
  19. [+]
    The Fiery Conservative (Review)
    Lord Randolph Churchill, by Robert Rhodes James
    1. Lord Randolph Churchill by Robert Rhodes James
    The Saturday Review, January 7, 1961, p. 27
  20. The First Four Georges (1957)
    3 Reviews
  21. [+]
    Franklin's Mint (Review)
    A Little Revenge, by Willard Sterne Randall
    1. A Little Revenge by Willard Sterne Randall
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1985, pp. 47-48
  22. [+]
    From Peking to Rome (9 Reviews)
    Madly Singing in the Mountains, by Ivan Morris and Arthur Waley
    1. Madly Singing in the Mountains by Ivan Morris and Arthur Waley
    2. Rebellion and Its Enemies in Late Imperial China by Philip A. Kuhn
    3. The Rise of Modern China by Immanuel C.Y. Hsu
    4. The China Reader, Vol I: Imperial China by Franz Schurmann and Orville Schell
    5. The China Reader, Vol II: Republican China by Franz Schurmann and Orville Schell
    6. The China Reader, Vol. III: Communist China by Franz Schurmann and Orville Schell
    7. The Religions of the Roman Empire by John Ferguson
    8. Constantine by Ramsay MacMullen
    9. Rome: The Center of Power by Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli
    The New York Review of Books, February 25, 1971, pp. 31-32
  23. [+]
    The Function of History (4 Reviews)
    The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present, by Fritz Stern
    1. The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present by Fritz Stern
    2. The Nature of History by Arthur Marwick
    3. Modern Historians on British History, 1485-1945 by G.R. Elton
    4. New Movements in the Study and Teaching of History by Martin Ballard
    Encounter, June 1971, pp. 71-77
  24. Georgian Delights (1980)
    1 Review
  25. [+]
    A Giant's Will, a Deadly Legacy (Review)
    Cecil Rhodes: The Colossus of Southern Africa, by John G. Lockhart and C.M. Woodhouse
    1. Cecil Rhodes: The Colossus of Southern Africa by John G. Lockhart and C.M. Woodhouse
    The Saturday Review, August 3, 1963, p. 29
  26. [+]
    The Harbingers of Holocaust (Review)
    The Proud Tower, by Barbara W. Tuchman
    1. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman
    The Saturday Review, January 15, 1966, p. 33
  27. [+]
    He Came to Claim His Empire (Review)
    Napoleon's Eighty Days, by D.J. Goodspeed
    1. Napoleon's Eighty Days by D.J. Goodspeed
    The Saturday Review, October 2, 1965, p. 57
  28. [+]
    He Tried Harder (Review)
    The Life of Captain James Cook, by J.C. Beaglehole
    1. The Life of Captain James Cook by J.C. Beaglehole
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1974, p. 37
  29. [+]
    Hogarth's Progress (2 Reviews)
    Hogarth, Vol. I, by Ronald Paulson and Richard Hogarth
    1. Hogarth, Vol. I by Ronald Paulson and Richard Hogarth
    2. Hogarth, Vol. II by Ronald Paulson and Richard Hogarth
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1971, pp. 27-28
  30. [+]
    How Freedom Took Root in Slavery (Review)
    American Slavery, American Freedom, by Edmund S. Morgan
    1. American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan
    The New York Review of Books, November 27, 1975, pp. 3-5
  31. [+]
    Human Side of a Hero (Review)
    Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran, by Charles M.W. Moran and Winston Chur...
    1. Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran by Charles M.W. Moran and Winston Churchill
    The Saturday Review, May 28, 1966, p. 29
  32. [+]
    In Love with Louis XIV (Review)
    The Uncompromising Heart, by Francoise Mallet-Joris
    1. The Uncompromising Heart by Francoise Mallet-Joris
    The Saturday Review, April 30, 1966, p. 31
  33. In the Light of History (1972)
    2 Reviews
  34. [+]
    Inside the Great Outsider (2 Reviews)
    Swift: The Man, His Works and the Age, Vol. One, by Irvin Ehrenpreis
    1. Swift: The Man, His Works and the Age, Vol. One by Irvin Ehrenpreis
    2. Jonathan Swift and Ireland by Oliver W. Ferguson
    The Saturday Review, September 15, 1962, p. 34
  35. [+]
    Invasion of Intellect (Review)
    The Age of Reason, by Harold G. Nicolson
    1. The Age of Reason by Harold G. Nicolson
    The Saturday Review, May 27, 1961, p. 17
  36. Special Book Section: History & Archaeology
    [+]
    Is History Sick? (6 Reviews)
    The History Primer, by J.H. Hexter
    1. The History Primer by J.H. Hexter
    2. Doing History by J.H. Hexter
    3. An Introduction to Quantitative Methods of History by Roderick Floud
    4. The Dimensions of the Past by Val R. Lorwin and Jacob M. Price
    5. A New Kind of History by Lucien Febvre and Peter Burke
    6. Why Don't We Learn from History? by B.H. Liddell Hart
    Encounter, April 1973, pp. 63-66
  37. [+]
    Is London Town Falling Down? (Review)
    Suicide of a Nation?, by Arthur Koestler
    1. Suicide of a Nation? by Arthur Koestler
    The Saturday Review, March 7, 1964, p. 35
  38. [+]
    Juggernaut (Review)
    The Letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay, Vol. III, by Thomas Babington Macaulay
    1. The Letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay, Vol. III by Thomas Babington Macaulay
    The New Statesman, December 17, 1976, p. 878
  39. The Kennedy-Manchester Book Controversy
    The Private Grief of Public Figures
    The Saturday Review, January 21, 1967, pp. 24-25
  40. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 8, 1973, pp. 32-36
  41. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 29, 1980, pp. 49-52
  42. The Literary Churchill
    The Saturday Review, February 6, 1965, pp. 17-20
  43. The Making of an Historian (1989)
    The Collected Essays of J.H. Plumb, Volume One
    1 Review
  44. Men and Centuries (1963)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  45. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    A Mighty Maze! But Not Without a Plan (Review)
    The Science of Freedom, by Peter Gay
    1. The Science of Freedom by Peter Gay
    The Nation, December 29, 1969, p. 733
  46. [+]
    The Minister's Report on the Past (Review)
    The Reckoning, by Anthony Eden
    1. The Reckoning by Anthony Eden
    The Saturday Review, March 27, 1965, p. 27
  47. [+]
    The Myth of the Somber Sovereign (Review)
    Hanover to Windsor, by Roger Fulford
    1. Hanover to Windsor by Roger Fulford
    The Saturday Review, August 27, 1960, p. 19
  48. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    World of Savages
    1. The Savage Mind by Claude Levi-Strauss
    2. Evolution and Society by J.W. Burrow
    The Saturday Review, December 31, 1966, p. 19
  49. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, November 26, 1966, p. 29
  50. Perspective
    Blue Blood
    The Saturday Review, October 29, 1966, pp. 27-28
  51. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914, by Bertrand Russell
    1. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell
    The Saturday Review, April 22, 1967, p. 85
  52. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, August 26, 1967, p. 27
  53. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, February 25, 1967, p. 41
  54. Perspective
    Echoes Across the Centuries
    The Saturday Review, January 28, 1967, p. 34
  55. Perspective
    Silenced Saviors and Saints
    The Saturday Review, June 24, 1967, p. 25
  56. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, March 25, 1967, p. 27
  57. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    A Drug Is a Drink Is a Smoke
    1. Turned On by Dick Schaap
    2. The Marihuana Papers by David Solomon
    The Saturday Review, May 27, 1967, p. 25
  58. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    Cupidity, First-Cousin to Beauty
    1. The Nature of Human Nature by Alex Comfort
    2. An American Experience by Allan Ashbolt
    The Saturday Review, September 30, 1967, p. 39
  59. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, November 30, 1968, p. 42
  60. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    Revolutionary Profiles, by A.V. Lunacharsky
    1. Revolutionary Profiles by A.V. Lunacharsky
    2. Soviet Space Exploration by William Roy Shelton
    The Saturday Review, October 26, 1968, p. 36
  61. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    This Rock Within the Sea, by Farley Mowat
    1. This Rock Within the Sea by Farley Mowat
    The Saturday Review, April 26, 1969, p. 33
  62. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, December 27, 1969, p. 28
  63. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    Paris in the Age of Absolutism, by Orest Ranum
    1. Paris in the Age of Absolutism by Orest Ranum
    2. Doctor Johnson's London by Dorothy Marshall
    The Saturday Review, February 22, 1969, p. 40
  64. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, by Lucy Norton and Louis de Rouvroy Saint...
    1. Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon by Lucy Norton and Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon
    The Saturday Review, January 18, 1969, p. 33
  65. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    How to Avoid Insomnia, by Gay Gaer Luce and Julius Segal
    1. How to Avoid Insomnia by Gay Gaer Luce and Julius Segal
    The Saturday Review, July 26, 1969, p. 23
  66. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    The Royal Family: A Personal Portrait, by Ralphe M. White and Graham Fisher
    1. The Royal Family: A Personal Portrait by Ralphe M. White and Graham Fisher
    2. The Last Habsburg by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
    The Saturday Review, June 28, 1969, p. 32
  67. [+]
    Perspective (3 Reviews)
    Biography: The Craft and the Calling, by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    1. Biography: The Craft and the Calling by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    2. A Roomful of Hovings, and Other Profiles by John McPhee
    3. The Progressive Historians by Richard Hofstadter
    The Saturday Review, March 29, 1969, p. 26
  68. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    The Portugal Story, by John Dos Passos
    1. The Portugal Story by John Dos Passos
    The Saturday Review, May 31, 1969, p. 22
  69. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, November 29, 1969, pp. 30-31
  70. [+]
    Perspective (3 Reviews)
    Agony at Easter, by Thomas M. Coffey
    1. Agony at Easter by Thomas M. Coffey
    2. A Taste of Ireland by Theodora Fitzgibbon
    3. The Importance of Being Irish by Alan Bestic
    The Saturday Review, October 25, 1969, p. 37
  71. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    Hex, by Arthur H. Lewis
    1. Hex by Arthur H. Lewis
    The Saturday Review, September 27, 1969, p. 24
  72. [+]
    Perspective (3 Reviews)
    These Are the Good Old Days, by Michael Myerson
    1. These Are the Good Old Days by Michael Myerson
    2. The Making of an Un-American by Paul Cowan
    3. The Right to Say "We" by Richard Zorza
    The Saturday Review, August 1, 1970, p. 25
  73. [+]
    Perspective (Review)
    A Little Commonwealth, by John Demos
    1. A Little Commonwealth by John Demos
    The Saturday Review, January 31, 1970, p. 29
  74. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, March 7, 1970, p. 25
  75. Perspective
    The Saturday Review, March 28, 1970, p. 28
  76. [+]
    Perspective (2 Reviews)
    The Time of Our Lives, by Mortimer J. Adler
    1. The Time of Our Lives by Mortimer J. Adler
    2. Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen by Pierre Goubert
    The Saturday Review, May 30, 1970, p. 26
  77. [+]
    Perspective: The Future Without the Past (Review)
    Environment for Man, by William R. Ewald, Jr.
    1. Environment for Man by William R. Ewald, Jr.
    The Saturday Review, July 29, 1967, p. 23
  78. [+]
    Perspectives (Review)
    The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell, by Sonia Orwell, Ian An...
    1. The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell by Sonia Orwell, Ian Angus, and George Orwell
    The Saturday Review, December 28, 1968, p. 31
  79. [+]
    Plantation Power (2 Reviews)
    The World the Slaveholders Made, by Eugene D. Genovese
    1. The World the Slaveholders Made by Eugene D. Genovese
    2. Slavery in the New World by Laura Foner and Eugene D. Genovese
    The New York Review of Books, February 26, 1970, pp. 15-16
  80. [+]
    The Portrait That Boswell Erased (Review)
    The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., by John Hawkins and Bertram H. Davis
    1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by John Hawkins and Bertram H. Davis
    The Saturday Review, December 23, 1961, p. 20
  81. Books
    [+]
    The Public and Private Pepys (Review)
    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, by Robert Latham, William Matthews #3, and Samuel Pepys, ...
    1. The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Robert Latham, William Matthews #3, and Samuel Pepys, ...
    The Saturday Review, October 24, 1970, pp. 29-30
  82. [+]
    Rabbit Stew (Review)
    Frederick the Great, by Nancy Mitford
    1. Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford
    The New York Review of Books, October 8, 1970, pp. 50-51
  83. [+]
    Ravaged by Common Sense (5 Reviews)
    Benjamin Franklin, by Thomas Fleming and Benjamin Franklin
    1. Benjamin Franklin by Thomas Fleming and Benjamin Franklin
    2. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Leonard W. Labaree, Ralph L. Ketcham, and Helen C. Boatfield, ...
    3. Road to Revolution by Cecil B. Currey
    4. Code 72---Ben Franklin: Patriot or Spy? by Cecil B. Currey
    5. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin by Leonard W. Labaree, William B. Willcox, and Benjamin Franklin, ...
    The New York Review of Books, April 19, 1973, pp. 4-8
  84. [+]
    Redcoat Redeemed (Review)
    The Politics of Samuel Johnson, by Donald J. Greene
    1. The Politics of Samuel Johnson by Donald J. Greene
    The Saturday Review, May 21, 1960, p. 50
  85. [+]
    "In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge" (Review)
    The Friends of Liberty, by Albert Goodwin
    1. The Friends of Liberty by Albert Goodwin
    The New Republic, July 7, 1979, pp. 33-34
  86. [+]
    "While Reading John Clare at the Summer House" (Review)
    A History of the Idea of Progress, by Robert Nisbet
    1. A History of the Idea of Progress by Robert Nisbet
    The New Republic, February 23, 1980, p. 33
  87. [+]
    Wit Twister (Review)
    The Idea of Perfect History, by George Huppert
    1. The Idea of Perfect History by George Huppert
    The Saturday Review, June 20, 1970, pp. 66-67
  88. [+]
    The Rise of Love (Review)
    The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800, by Lawrence Stone
    1. The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800 by Lawrence Stone
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1977, pp. 30-35
  89. Sir Robert Walpole, Vol. II: The King's Minister (1961)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  90. [+]
    Skylarking of a Nabob (Review)
    The Prodigal Rake, by William Hickey and Peter Quennell
    1. The Prodigal Rake by William Hickey and Peter Quennell
    The Saturday Review, February 3, 1962, p. 21
  91. [+]
    Slavery, Race, and the Poor (4 Reviews)
    Black History, by Melvin Drimmer
    1. Black History by Melvin Drimmer
    2. American Negro Slavery by Allen Weinstein and Frank Otto Gatell
    3. White Over Black by Winthrop D. Jordan
    4. Race Relations by Michael Banton
    The New York Review of Books, March 13, 1969, pp. 3-4
  92. [+]
    Spreading the News (Review)
    Slavery and Human Progress, by David Brion Davis
    1. Slavery and Human Progress by David Brion Davis
    The New York Review of Books, January 17, 1985, pp. 26-32
  93. [+]
    Un-Kinglike King (Review)
    Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration, by Antonia Fraser
    1. Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1979, p. 43
  94. [+]
    Underqualified for the Job (Review)
    The Image of the King, by Richard Lawrence Ollard
    1. The Image of the King by Richard Lawrence Ollard
    The New York Review of Books, March 20, 1980, p. 17
  95. [+]
    Very Heaven (Review)
    The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784, by Charles C. Gillispie
    1. The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784 by Charles C. Gillispie
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1983, pp. 24-25
  96. [+]
    The Wayward Geniuses of Letters (Review)
    Johnson and Boswell, by Hesketh Pearson
    1. Johnson and Boswell by Hesketh Pearson
    The Saturday Review, February 21, 1959, p. 46
  97. [+]
    Where Do We Go from Vietnam? (Review)
    Lyndon B. Johnson and the World, by Philip L. Geyelin
    1. Lyndon B. Johnson and the World by Philip L. Geyelin
    The Saturday Review, June 18, 1966, p. 33
  98. [+]
    Wily Welshman at 10 Downing St. (Review)
    The Mask of Merlin, by Donald McCormick
    1. The Mask of Merlin by Donald McCormick
    The Saturday Review, September 5, 1964, p. 28
  99. [+]
    The Wolf's Clothing (2 Reviews)
    King George III, by John Brooke
    1. King George III by John Brooke
    2. George the Third by Stanley Edward Ayling
    The New York Review of Books, December 14, 1974, pp. 44-48
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