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Book Review: ‘Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War’ by Linda Hervieux


In 'Forgotten,' Hervieus tells the story of this group of freedom fighters as she also imbues the work with the tensions of the racial politics of the time as well as the human bravery for a group fighting for freedom and for many giving up their lives for something they had yet to earn for themselves. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Benjamin Franklin, Huge Pain In My …’ by Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel


'Benjamin Franklin, Huge Pain in my ---' is a zany, funny look at time travel of sorts, as it relates to communication. You will find yourself entranced in the antics of Ike as he seeks advice from his historical mentor. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Palest Ink,’ A Historical Fiction by Kay Bratt

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In The Palest Ink, Bratt has recreated the chaos and danger of The Cultural Revolution in China by showing us its effects on her two main characters. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design’ by Art Chantry

A Heretic's History

'Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design' is a graphic designer's archaeological “dig” through the left-over detritus of the 20th century. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Dead Wake’ by Erik Larson

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Erik Larson’s latest offering, "Dead Wake", is a you-are-there retelling of one of history’s most famous maritime disasters. Read More »

Interview: Joel Fox, Author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

"The idea for my book came from an actual Cape Cod legend in which a woman in colonial New England was suspected of witchcraft in drawing her pirate lover’s ship into a storm and the ship sank. "

"While I am not writing history, the feel of the period must be accurate for the readers." Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Dangerous Place’ A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear


A historical mystery filled with romance, danger and travel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret of a Thousand Beauties,’ A Historical Romance by Mingmei Yip


Promised in marriage at birth, Spring Swallow is still forced to wed even after the death of her intended groom. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History’ by Paul Schneider

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A history of the Mississippi larded with interesting tales and people. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The World Wars’

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'The World Wars' mini-series has just been released to Blu-ray, and offers a unique and compelling look at the events of 1914 to 1945. Read More »