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Nazi Use of Ghettos
Under the Nazi regime, ghettos became the home for many Jews. Keeping the Jews in one place, the Nazis were ensuring the location of all Jews in the area and, in the process, helped to increase their chances of death. Ghettos once were a place for life but became a place of death under Nazi rule.
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 Wieselís book, Night.
On a Foreign Field - A Book Review
Youíve heard of William Wallace. Yes, this book is about him. No, heís 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 didnít 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, ďthe work of GodĒ. Are they a secret society in the sense of covering up immoral or unethical actions?
Origins of the Carpetbagger
It originated during the Reconstruction period of American history. After the civil war, the term was created to describe a ‚Äúperson from the northern United States who went to the South after the American Civil War to make money.‚ÄĚ From there it developed a negative connotation.
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 oneís 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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