Category Archives: History

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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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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Arc Of Justice by Kevin Boyle

Arc Of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction. I enjoyed the book once the story got into the courtroom. Rest of the … 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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