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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?
Origins of the Carpetbagger
It originated during the Reconstruction period of American history. After the civil war, the term was created to describe a â€śperson from the northern United States who went to the South after the American Civil War to make money.â€ť 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 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.
Politians Stance Against Slavery
Politicians were just as loud on the anti-slavery side as they were on the pro-slavery line. It was not just individual politicians but entire parties who used the written word to promote their thoughts on slavery.
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