A fascinating book, taking place between 175-1725, or as it’s known “The Golden Age of Piracy”. The pirates did nothing short of social and political revolt
The book’s strength is the presentation of coal mining, it’s benefits & destroying the environment. The struggles of coal miners are presented in a clear manner
Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
A descendant of Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson has been drive away from her neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA by a white militia
Judah’s life was shattered when she was stolen from her village in Africa beaten, chained, enslaved, ending up as an enslaved cook at Belle Grove Plantation, VA
Charlotte Zolotow (26 June, 1915 – 19 November, 2013) was a prolific writer of children books, editor and poet. Mrs. Zolotow was a prolific children book author who did not shy away from examining difficult subjects.
The narrative follows the author and his brother, an Army veteran and a college graduate, who decided to hike the Appalachian Trail from north to south over five months. The pair goes through their own revelations while trudging through physical difficulties which the trail offers.
The book did not disappoint, not only is it beautiful on the outside, the enclosed photographs of the house, grounds, intimate moments of Vice-Presidents and Presidents with the loved ones, staff, and stuff are alone worth getting the book.
We like visiting historic places and we know that many times context is everything. An artifact, a building, or even something that might seem insignificant get a whole new meaning when viewed in the right light.
Monticello is a well written and meticulously researched book told from the point of view on Martha