Category Archives: History

Lions Of The West: Heroes And Villains Of The Westward Expansion by Robert Morgan

From Goodreads: “The bestselling historian and biographer of Boone turns his storytelling genius to the lives of ten American legends, each caught in the act of securing America’s past. From Thomas Jefferson’s birth in 1743 to the California gold rush in … Continue reading

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Sherman’s March by Burke Davis

Sherman’s March is an excellent account of William T. Sherman’s devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas during the last days of the U.S. Civil War.  In addition to the thorough and engaging narrative, Davis includes eyewitness accounts from hundreds … Continue reading

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The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

In 1937 the Japanese marched through China and made their way to Nanking, where over 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally tortured, raped and murdered.  This is a non-fiction account of  these atrocities. After World War II, Japanese officials … Continue reading

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A Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester

Geologist and writer Simon Winchester presents a book about the Great San Francisco earthquake that occurred on April 18, 1906.  Winchester goes to great lengths to explain how our earth is connected by the various tectonic plates, so that even … Continue reading

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Gone For Soldiers by Jeff Shaara

Gone for Soldiers is a novel about the Mexican American War.  Many of the main players on the American side went on to serve with distinction in the US Civil War, and this battle experience helped prepare them for that. … Continue reading

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Brilliant by Jane Brox

We take lighting for granted. By the time you finish Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light you won’t. The book starts in a cave where we meet our ancestors, huddled over a flame. We learn what it took to keep … Continue reading

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Cradle Of Gold by Christopher Heaney

From Goodreads: “In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces … Continue reading

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