Posts Tagged ‘US 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: One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

This book was certainly an eye opener, the figure of Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln

Book Review: The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The most fascinating part, for me, was how each person governed before and after office as if the office was sacred and kept it that way despite political differences.

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.

Book Review: Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson

We all know Benjamin Franklin from history classes and the teacher might have mentioned his other notable achievements, however Mr. Franklin had many notable achievements – far too many to mention in a 45 minute classroom. This biography is a terrific sweeping read and full of insights.

Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes by David Fitz-Enz

Article first published as Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz on Blogcritics. About: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz is a non-fiction book which commemorates the bicentennial of the war. Mr. Fitz-Enz is a host […]

Thoughts on: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator)

Article first published as Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) on Blogcritics. About: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) is an adaptation of […]

Thoughts on: The River of Doubt by Candice Millard

Article first published as Book Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard on Blogcritics. About: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is a non-fiction book detailing the President’s travels in Brazil. This fascinating account is a must read for fans of the President or adventurers who travel the region. […]

Book Review: Washington – A Life by Ron Chernow

I bought this book. All pictures were taken by me on our tripp to Mt. Vernon. Click on the picture to read the trip journal. My rating for Washington: A Life – 5 About: “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow is an encompassing biography of George Washington.  This  marvelous book breaks the wooden image of Washington and […]

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