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Best in Fall History 2013: #5 One Summer:  America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Best in Fall History 2013: #5 One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

If there’s anything you can say about Bill Bryson’s work, you practically guarantee that it will be compulsively readable. All Bryson’s best works delve strongly into history, and his newest work, One Summer: America, 1927 looks to continue the trend. A lot was happening in late 1920s America. By picking this particular stretch of American […]

2013 Best in Fall History: #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

2013 Best in Fall History: #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

Fall is a favorite season for many reasons: the football, beautiful scenery as the leaves change, and of course high profile book releases just in time for Christmas shopping. Fall 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for history lovers. We’ve picked our 2013 Best in Fall History beginning last week with #7 […]

2013 Best in Fall History: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino

2013 Best in Fall History: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino

It has seemingly reached a point that Abraham Lincoln should be deified like some Roman Emperor of old. It is rare to find a book that has much to say negative about the 16th president, and most books that are highly negative of Lincoln prove to be either poor scholarly efforts or to have some […]

Great Books of the Great War (from Max Hastings, Margaret MacMillan, and others)

Great Books of the Great War (from Max Hastings, Margaret MacMillan, and others)

Upcoming Books on WWI from Max Hastings and Others In June 2014 we will reach the start of one the darkest centennials in world history: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which became the final catalyst for the First World War. In preparation for this oncoming anniversary, the reading lists are beginning to fill up […]

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER Looking for that special literary item for the man who has loves reading? This year has a lot of choices, particularly if you like biographies of great leaders. 1 – Topping the charts this year is No Easy Day, the enthralling tell-all by U.S. Navy Seal Mark Owens involved […]

Review of “The Destiny of the Republic”

Review of “The Destiny of the Republic”

Pop Quiz:  Name the four presidents to have been assassinated in office. Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, and . . . James A. Garfield.  Everyone gets the first two; Lincoln’s death is one of the most important events in American history, and Kennedy was killed in public in modern times.  McKinley isn’t as […]