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Refreshing Honesty in the Algerian Resistance
Memoire Algerienne by Henri Alleg gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of the resistance movement in Algeria during WWII where many were fighting for independence from France and prevention of Nazis occupation.
Martha Washington's First Marriage
Martha Washington is known as the very First Lady of the United States and the wife of the famous President George Washington. Many people don't realize is that this regal woman was once married to another man and her only children came from that union. Martha Washington was once Martha Custis.
The Phoenix Gambit - A Book Review
‘What if’ scenarios in history are fun and can really get people talking as there are so many possibilities.
Usamah Ibn Munqidh (1095-1188): Autobiography
The autobiography of Usamah Ibn Munqidh offers a window in the Middle Eastern world and how the Europeans, or Franks, were viewed.
A History of Russia - A Book Review
How much do you know about the history of Russia? Most of us know only what we have seen in documentaries or movies. How much that is true can be debatable. There is one book that you need to read if you are seriously considering: A History of Russia by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky and Mark D. Steinberg.
Humanism as the Foundation of the Reformation
When religious scholars began to read the original texts and look back to classical and early church writings, humanism stepped in to help those that were appalled by the actions of the church to bring it back to the format and heart of the original church that could be found in the New Testament.
Affairs of Honor - A Book Review
If you are looking for a book that dives into early American political history from a different viewpoint than you get with most books, then you might be interested in Joanne B. Freeman’s Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic.
Manufacturing Revolution - A Book Review
Too often we think that studying a moment in history is easy and very black and white. Events such as the American Revolution are more than just one side against another. There are many with various factors causing the altercation to actually be a quite complicated event.
The Soviet Reason for Agriculture Collectivism
Part of Stalin’s plan was to pull the entire agriculture of the nation into a policy of collectivism. It was a political move to expand power and create more control over the people of the Soviet Union.
The Beauty of the Silver Age of Russian Culture
The Silver Age of Russia was a revival of the Golden Age of Russian literature that extended beyond the written word and touched every part of Russian culture.
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