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Book Review: INDIAN YELL: THE HEART OF AN AMERICAN INSURGENCY

This book is a most enjoyable read, but is a very narrow presentation of Indian history. Michael Blake is certainly a very gifted writer and this book is a wonderful presentation, if, and that’s a big “if”, it is read … Continue reading

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Book Review: THE DOUGHBOYS: America and the First World War

The title is slightly misleading. “The Doughboys” should be dropped as the more appropriate title is the subtitle “America and the First World War”. If the reader is looking for a day-to-day account of the American doughboy, this book isn’t it, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson

This is a great introduction to Thomas Jefferson. It’s not possible to give a detailed description of the life and accomplishments of Jefferson in a mere 200 pages of text, but Bernstein has presented a fine basic summary of Jefferson’ … Continue reading

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Mum Bett – A Celebration of Black History

Each year when Black History Month rolls around, I think about what a shame it is that so few Americans know the story of Mum Bett. Hers is a story that should be celebrated and should most certainly be taught … Continue reading

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Let’s Roll!

“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!” ~ Todd Beamer This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the day America was attacked by Islamic extremist terrorists. It was a day that will live forever in our hearts as a day of … Continue reading

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