Category Archives: History

Narrative Of The Operations by Giovanni Belzoni

Narrative Of The Operations; co-written by Sarah Belzoni. My sister enjoyed Egypt on Netflix and knew I would like it. I was fascinated by the two episodes on Giovanni Belzoni. I wanted to follow up with his book. It was … Continue reading

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North Dakota Tough by Jeff Kolpack

North Dakota Tough: Unknown And Forgotten Stories From A Rural State is not a follow up to “Horns Up” but instead is a collection of sport stories. It’s a eclectic collection. The only thing they have in common is some … Continue reading

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Churchill by Andrew Roberts

Is there anyone, ever, who has lived such a complete life as Winston Churchill? The closest I can come up with is Theodore Roosevelt. Churchill lived 90 years, and every decade of his life would fill the biography of a … Continue reading

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The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning is a departure from Grisham’s usual legal thrillers. The story is told in three parts. 1. A premeditated crime in rural Mississippi. 2. The Bataan death march (which stands by itself, and doesn’t really drive the story). 3. … Continue reading

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Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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The Writing of American Military History: A Guide

The Writing of American Military History: A Guide: PAM 20-200 I had this idea to that writing Sports History would be similar to writing Military History. I wanted to see if anyone had had that thought before. No. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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To Marry An English Lord by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace

From Goodreads:¬†“From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles–just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading¬†To … Continue reading

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