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Night - A Book Review
We read about historical events, and we watch documentaries and movies. But to make it real, we read personal accounts. A well-written and personal account of the Holocaust is found in Elie Wiesel’s book, Night.
On a Foreign Field - A Book Review
You’ve heard of William Wallace. Yes, this book is about him. No, he’s not the main character. This book is more about the people who followed Wallace including Reeve, an English soldier, who was able to step back and see the bloody reality of war.
On the Edge of Twilight - A Book Review
This is a story of what-if. Forget your history to an extent. World War II didn’t develop the way you remembered. This is a story of a different D-Day and a different war afterwards. The Allies did not win.
One Day in the Life Ivan Denisovich - Review
All periods of history have their shameful moments. In fact, many times we try to deny their existence. The concentration camps of the Soviet Union was one such fact that was denied by the country's leaders, but through the determination of many people including authors, the truth was exposed and
Opus Dei - Secret Society
One of the most conservative Catholic organizations is called the Opus Dei, “the work of God”. Are they a secret society in the sense of covering up immoral or unethical actions?
Our Flag's Coming Out - The Story of Our Flag
An account of the different views on when America's flag was first used.
Palestine and the Arab Israeli Conflict Review
Reading a book on the history of an area is great, but just reading secondary sources always leaves a true history lover feeling like they have missed something. But when an author incorporates primary source documents and not just quotes here and there, you have stumbled on a gold mine.
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.
Persecution Toward the Holocaust
Religious persecution continued in Europe with the massacre of the Huguenots of France and anyone who was on the opposite religious side of the current ruler in England. It was in late eighteenth century that focus on a common enemy turned from race or religion. It focused on class.
Plain Jane - A Book Review
Henry VIII is known for the many women he went through in order to get a male heir and a few extra. This is a story of the one woman who was able to give him that son. The surprising part is that no one had thought her capable of getting any husband much less becoming Queen of England.
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