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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.
20th Century Wars Economical Affect on Europe
Economically, wars were especially hard on the twentieth century. World War I hit the world hard. Debt was accumulated by all European countries to pay for the war “either from their own citizens or from foreign lenders.”
20th Century Wars Political Affect on Europe
Eras of history do not stand alone. One event can drastically affect another even when generations separate them. The twentieth century was shaped by the wars that were fought during that period.
20th Century Wars Societal Affect on Europe
The wars of the 20th century also impacted Western society. World War I upheaved society in a manner that many had trouble accepting.
3 Disasters Lincoln Faced in the War
The Northern army faced multiple disasters that embarrassed Lincoln in both theaters of the war. Three main ones stood out and would forever be remembered in history.
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.”
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