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Book Review: ‘The Shoemaker and the Tea Party’ by Alfred Fabian Young

Book Review The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Fabian Young

The book tells the story of some major events from the American Revolution through the eyes of a commoner, George Robert Twelves Hewes. Read More »

Book Review: ‘How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders,’ edited by Bill Fawcett

Book Review How to Lose a War at Sea Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders edited by Bill Fawcett

Errors spanning the centuries: from the days of the Spanish Armada to naval blunders from the 1960s. Read More »

Book Review: Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Both Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln are riveting and well written for any reader. Read More »

Book Review: Women of the Frontier by Brandon Marie Miller

Women of the Frontier chronicles a fascinating frontier study based on journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics written by women who made the journey west. Read More »

Book Review: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War by Les Standiford

Go back in history and view the beginning of the American Revolution through the eyes of its participants. Read More »

Some Thoughts on Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Meacham's Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power has much to teach us about realpolitik. Read More »

Book Review: The Long Road Home: The Death and Birth of America by Nick West

Well-researched and filled with fascinating data, The Long Road Home is a must read for Civil War history enthusiasts. Read More »

Book Review: The Alabama Rebel: A Novel of Courage Amid Conflict by R. Thomas Roe

This fascinating novel exams all sides within the context of a very unique segment of American history. Read More »

Book Review: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious History Of Native People In North America by Thomas King

A history that's not going to be everyone's liking as it runs contrary to most people's idea of Indians. Read More »

Book Review: Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York by Richard Zacks

Island of Vice is a colorful, rollicking account of Theodore's fight with New York City vice in the 1890s. Read More »