non-fiction

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 […]

Review of Inferno by Max Hastings

Review of Inferno by Max Hastings

Every year thousands of books are published about World War 2. As the largest and most violent event in human history, that should come as no surprise. But what you do not see so often among the myriad of monographs are single volume histories of the entire war. To cover the war in one volume […]

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 […]