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Lily Renee - A Book Review
Where can you learn history? There are museums, books, documentaries, and tourist sites. To many kids, this is so boring. They might choose the opera over it. Have you seen what comic/graphic books can do with teaching history? I had not until I read Trina Robbinsí Lily Renee, Escape Artist.
The Knights Templar - A Secret Society?
When it comes to secret societies, or at least societies that are full of legend and myth, the Knights Templar are one of the highest ranking. If it wasnít a legend before, entertainment makes it one. But what is the truth about the Knights Templar? Are they really what we think they were?
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
What makes a secret society? Do they have to shroud themselves in secrecy or can the secrecy be assumed by all those around them? The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) are pretty open about what they do. Are they really a secret society? A look at their history might help.
Chasing the Nightbird - a Book Review
Teaching history to a child, even a teenager, can be difficult if they donít have a love for history and learning. Teaching history through a good story has the reader absorbing all this education while following adventurous youths. I found this when I read Krista Russellís Chasing the Nightbird.
Lincoln Inc - A Book Review
Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America by Jackie Hogan dives deep into an aspect of Lincoln that we are submerged in yet have never noticed how far deep we are.
Secret Society of Ordo Templis Orientis
There are hundreds if not thousands of secret societies around the world. Many of them are names that are recognized by most. Others are less well-known but have been around as long or are closely related. One such secret society is the Ordo Templis Orientis.
Hadrianís Wall in Britain, along with the Limes Germanica in southern Germany, was built by the Romans around 122 A.D. Both walls were used as boundary lines to separate the Empire from the barbarians that could not be tamed.
The Rosicrucians as a Secret Society
What makes a secret society? Well, they have to have secrets and they have to put fear in those that are not part of it. The Rosicrucians have done that for hundreds of years.
Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan - Book Review
Young adults, mainly those just becoming teenagers, love adventure. If it is done well, the child can learn much about geography, history, cultures, and other areas without even knowing it. I found this to be true with Hildi Kangís Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan.
Surviving the Angel of Death - A Book Review
Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri is the account of a young childís survival under the experimentation of Dr. Mengele. Itís a story that will have you holding your child close to you.
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