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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 Kang’s 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 child’s survival under the experimentation of Dr. Mengele. It’s a story that will have you holding your child close to you.
The Order of the Skull and Bones
The attention of many people is on secret societies. They have been around throughout history. What gets attention drawn to them? Two things: secrets and men of power being a part of them. The Order of the Skull and Bones is one of America’s favorite secret societies.
Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom
One of the great images of the Antebellum South is that of the majestic steamboat. Robert Gudmestad gives you a whole new perspective of the steamboat in his book, Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom.
Freemasons - A Famous Secret Society
The Freemasons have captured the conspiracy minded people around the world for hundreds of years. The secret meetings and signs promote rumors and accusations that range from satanic worship to controlling the world powers. Yet, what is the true history of the Freemasons?
The Evolution of Athenian Democracy
The democracy of Athens did not occur overnight but developed through many types of government. The democracy that we know today traveled from monarchy through oligarchy, through tyrants and eventually made its way to the classical form of Athenian democracy.
The Hell Fire Club Secret Society of 1700s England
Throughout history, secret societies have captured the public's attention. They have been the basis for many conspiracy theories mainly based on their tight secrecy. One of those secret societies was the Hell Fire Club in England.
The Necessity of the Greek Dark Age
The Mycenaean civilization would not have brought about all that we obtained from Classical Greece despite their achievements. It was their achievements that were the very obstacles that needed to be removed for the rise of Archaic and Classic Greece to occur.
Washington's Speech to Establish Thanksgiving
Where did Thanksgiving come from? No, the date we celebrate it? It came from George Washington.
Patriots of African Descent - A Review
Learning about one’s own family history is fun. One of the best parts is that it makes history come alive. That is what Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War does.
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