Tag Archives: History

In Manchuria by Michael Meyer

The more I read about China, the more eager I am to learn about this nation, rich in history and culture.  Michael Meyer, becomes an expat living in rural China after a stint in Peace Corps, and enjoys teaching there.  … Continue reading

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbs Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Allan Karlsson, resident of a Swedish nursing home, escapes out a window on the day they’re hosting an important celebration for Karlsson’s 100th birthday.  A crazy chase involving the centenarian, a suitcase filled with money, some people he meets along … Continue reading

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We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

From it’s opening setting of  Marstal, Denmark in 1848, We, The Drowned is a riveting saga of a real seafaring community.  Larger than life characters, like sailor Lauris Madsen, who creates a name for himself with his bravery, only to disappear … Continue reading

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Marking Time by Duncan Steel

The full title of this book is Marking Time:  The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar. Have you ever wondered how we arrived our current calendar?  Not just why the months were named, but why we have 12 months, and … Continue reading

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Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is, like me, a lover of history.  He makes no bones about being Catholic, but he also makes it clear that this is not a religious book.  It’s meant to present the historical facts about the life of … Continue reading

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The Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows

Set in West Virginia during the Great Depression, The Truth According To Us is one of those novels that sneaks up on you.  You know, the kind that has you going along, in all pleasantness, and then you realize that you’ve … Continue reading

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Shadows At Dawn by Karl Jakoby

Shadows at Dawn is a non-fiction work about the 1871 Camp Grant Massacre, when a group of vigilantes attacked an Apache camp, slaughtering mostly women and children.  The story is told from the perspectives of the four different peoples involved:  Anglo-Americans, … Continue reading

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