Posts Tagged ‘American History’

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

I’ve enjoyed previous books by the author, so a few years ago I picked up Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine’s work influenced many radicals during, and after, his lifetime. These radicals called for such extreme change such as ending slavery, women’s equality, fair wages and so on.

Book Review: The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown

About: The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown is a non-fiction book telling the harrowing story of the folks being stuck on top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in one of the coldest winters recorded. The story is told through the eyes of Sarah, a new […]

Book Review: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy War by Karen Abbott

Ms. Abbott manages to tell four different stories, switching marvelously between them while keep distance and judgment.

Book Review: Reagan by H.W. Brands

The book follows Reagan from his youth, his Hollywood career, his presidency (which gets the lion share of the book of course) and to his death.

Book Review: The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower

As a fan of history, I really enjoy the small, intimate stories which give a most excellent background to world events, and this book is filled with them. It was wonderful to read about the friendship, intimacy, companionship and service the staff provides the families who are on a world stage and sometimes can feel lonely and battered.

Book Review: The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Fabian Young

The book is actually two well written essays. The first essay is a fascinating look at Colonial America and the life of an 18th Century regular people without the wealth and genealogy of many of our Founding Fathers. The second part is more of a scholarly essay about uses and methods of history.

Book Review: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen is a non-fiction book in which he details what is wrong with our history books.

Book Review: How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett

How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett is a fascinating collection of more than 30 short essays about naval warfare and oceanic disasters. The book spans decades, there are essays ranging from the days of the Spanish armada to naval blunders from the 1960s.

Book Review: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

A non-fiction account of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Mr. Garfield was the 20th President of these United States and the second one to be assassinated in office.

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