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1421 - A Book Review
Columbus discovered America. No, the Vikings. Wait, it really could have been.....the Chinese! Read the theory laid out in this book on how China actually mapped out the Indian Ocean, Pacific, Antarctica, the North Pole, and the Americas.
1491 - A Review
Open up an American history textbook and it inevitably begins with either the Vikings exploring parts of North America or with the landing of Columbus. What we have shamefully ignored is the history prior to 1492. There is much more to the Americas' than we realize and 1491 explores them all.
A Heart for Freedom - A Book Review
Where does the passion come from to reach out to help others? Experiences. This is true with Chai Ling where her passion can be found in her own experiences at Tiananmen Square and the massacre that occurred. A Heart for Freedom gives others a glimpse of what happened that famous day and beyond.
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.
A Marked Man - A Book Review
Who doesn’t love a good mystery especially when it comes mixed with history? That is what I found when I read Barbara Hamilton’s A Marked Man. It turned out to be a murder mystery involving Abigail Adams, the First Lady who was afraid of no man.
A New Look at the British Colonies in America
It was after the Seven Years War that Britain began to look at the colonies differently. The British government began to look into how they could get the colonies into a “more efficient trading system with British colonies in the Caribbean and India.”
Abacination - Torture Methods in History
History is fully of examples of torture used for political, religious, and personal reasons. It is meant to inflict pain and terror. There are hundreds of ways a person can be tortured with each one of them highly effective. One method of torture used in history was abacination.
The end of slavery was due to the tireless efforts of those called abolitionists. They used various methods to gain their goal of freeing all slaves.
Abuse of Women During Egyptian Revolution
Both American and Middle Eastern papers reported the surge of women’s involvement in the Egyptian revolution.
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.
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