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reviewed Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindberg.... April 01, 2013
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
When Adolf Hitler made the fateful decision to invade Poland on September 1, 1939 most Americans were bound and determined to stay out of another conflict on the European continent. Just two decades earlier …
reviewed Detroit: An American Autopsy. February 04, 2013
Detroit: An American Autopsy
"Studying the city through the windshield now, it wasn't frightening anymore. It was empty and forlorn and pathetic. On some block not a single home was occupied, the structures having fallen …
reviewed The Dust Bowl. December 08, 2012
The Dust Bowl
It is one of the most gut-wrenching films I have ever seen. Like an episode of the old TV series "Time Tunnel" noted filmmaker Ken Burns transports his audience back to the Great Plains in the 1930's. …
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First Class Passengers and Their World
Type in the word "Titanic" on the Amazon website and you will discover dozens and dozens of books that have been written about the ill-fated vessel. Over the past century there have been literally hundreds …
Thinking Small: The Long Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
When Volkswagen's legendary "Think Small" advertising campaign was launched back in 1959 I was just eight years old. Obviously, I had no idea at the time that the Volkswagen or "people's car" was designed …
reviewed Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and t.... November 12, 2011
Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
"About our food empire, the doomsayers will continue to grumble while the optimists put their faith in technology or God.  The pessimists at least have the backing of history.  For ten …
reviewed How To Survive The Titanic or The Sin.... October 12, 2011
How To Survive The Titanic or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay
In the Congressional investigation that was conducted in New York City just days after the tragic sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 J. Bruce Ismay claimed that he was nothing more than a passenger …
Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy
"Gangster government shuns the light and operates in the shadows, cuts deals with favored businesses, writes provisions known only by a select few, offers legislative and regulatory exemptions to …
The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get The College Education You Paid For
He came out of nowhere in 1974 to become the first Republican mayor of the city Providence, R.I. in four decades. Before long he was hobnobbing with President Gerald Ford at the White House and was viewed …
The Raging Sea
Watching the heartbreaking reports eminating from the East Coast of Japan one cannot help but be dumbfounded by the awesome power of Mother Nature and the fragility of our existence on this …
Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
He had been President of the United States for a mere 70 days. Most historians agree that the Reagan administration had gotten off to a rather lackluster start and was struggling to gain traction. But …
Beautiful Jim Key
Though a good deal of the written history of the horse known as Beautiful Jim Key has been lost to the ravages of time, enough evidence remains to indicate that his is indeed a truly remarkable story.  …
Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape From The Notorious Civil War Prison
It has been referred to as "The Bastille of the South".  In March 1862 General John Winder informed a man named Luther Libby,  a Maine native and Richmond businessman that the Confederate …
reviewed Mighty Fitz: The Story of the Edmund .... September 14, 2010
Mighty Fitz The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald
"Mighty Fitz: The Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald " arrived on the shelves of our local library in early December.  It has already been checked out 9 or 10 times indicating to me that there …
reviewed 24 Hours Inside The President's Bunke.... September 09, 2010
24 Hours Inside The President's Bunker: 9-11-01 The White House
September 11, 2001 shaped up to be a rather ordinary day for Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC.   Lt. Col Darling was the Marine Corps representative in the White House Airlift Operations office …
The Melungeons: The Resurrection of A Proud People An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing In America
According to the website Tennessee Online "They are considered one of the world's greatest anthropological mysteries--a tribe of "natives" twice discovered in the Appalachian mountains …
reviewed Under A Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckl.... August 01, 2010
Under A Flaming Sky
When the citizens of Hinckley, Minnesota arose on Saturday, September 1, 1894 it looked for all the world to be just another ordinary Saturday.  Some folks had to work at the Brennan Lumber Mill.  …
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
It was all so long ago.  I had completely forgotten that the accused assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had used several different aliases.  Likewise, the fact that …
First Into Nagasaki
It was perhaps the most underreported story of World War II.  Very little has ever appeared in print about the incredibly inhumane treatment of American soldiers and civilians in Japanese POW camps. …
The Poker Bride: The First Chinese In The West
It's the stuff that legends are made of.  The year was 1872.  A young Chinese girl arrives in San Francisco which at the time was the chief port of entry for those emigrating to this …
reviewed The United States of Europe. April 05, 2010
The United States of Europe
Before reading "The United States of Europe" I had some pretty cut and dried opinions about the continent, the nations and its citizens.  For years I have been reading in the American press …
Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West
When Fred Harvey was just 15 years old he left his native England bound for the United States.  Upon his arrival in New York City Fred began working at a very popular eatery known as Smith and McNell's.  …
Dark Tide The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Having lived less than 50 miles from Boston all of my life, I was startled to pick up this book and learn about the tragic events of January 15, 1919.  I had never ever heard about this!!!   …
reviewed Forever Free: The Story of Emancipati.... February 02, 2010
Forever Free The Story of Emancipation & Reconstr
Somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind I remember reading about emancipation and reconstruction in my high school history class.  To the best of my recollection, the sum total of the coverage …
35 Miles From Shore
It has been more than 37 years since ALM flight 980 ran out of fuel and was forced to ditch in the shark-infested waters off the coast of St. Croix in the Carribean.  When one stops to consider the …
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As far as I can tell there was simply never a dull moment in New York City during the first few decades of the 20th century.  In those days the city was ruled in large measure by the legendary men …
Hanging Captain Gordon
The law on the books was quite clear in 1860.  Any American convicted of engaging in the slave trade was subject to the death penalty.  Surely Captain Nathanial Gordon from Portland, Maine …
Ravens In The Storm
What a long strange trip it was for Carl Oglesby!   In 1965 Oglesby was busy working for the defense contractor BDS.   He was happily living the middle class lifestyle in suburbia …
reviewed Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged.... December 23, 2009
Yellow Jack
Yellow fever first appeared in the Carribean over 350 years ago.  This was a devasting illness that claimed the lives of roughly 20% of it's victims.  The disease went virtually unchecked for …
reviewed The Bay of Pigs (Pivotal Moments In A.... December 10, 2009
The Bay of Pigs
"(They had a) good plan, poorly executed."  Such was the rather generous assessment of Cuban President Fidel Castro in the aftermath of the U.S. government's covert attempt to overthrow …
Last Flag Down
The vessel had begun life as "Sea King".  That would all change in the fall of 1864 when a wealthy British industrialist named Richard Wright purchased the sleek three-masted racing clipper …
reviewed The Battle Of Blair Mountain: The Sto.... November 20, 2009
The Battle Of Blair Mountain: The Story Of America's Largest Labor Uprising
As a citizen of these United States it is one of my great frustrations that young people do not know history.  I have my own theories on why that is, but needless to say we all pay the price for …
reviewed The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of .... November 15, 2009
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (The Penguin Library of American Indian History)
Since I was a little boy my dad has talked about the "Trail of Tears".  My father has always been sympathetic to the plight of Native Americans and has been generous to their causes over …
A Great and Noble Scheme
Being descended from French Canadians I had more than a passing interest in the heartbreaking saga of the Acadian people.  In "A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion …
reviewed Amelia (2009 movie). October 23, 2009
Amelia
The last thing I expected to be doing on a rare weekday off was to be going to a movie.  But when I opened my newspaper this morning I actually spotted a film that I was interested …
The Beautiful Cigar Girl
I would certainly tend to agree with those who point out quite correctly that "The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allen Poe, and the Invention of Murder" appears to be more about …
Basilica The Splendor and The Scandal
As a lifelong and very active Catholic I was shocked to learn just how little I knew about the history of St. Peter's in Rome.   For example, I was totally unaware that Constantine erected …
reviewed Stealing Lincoln's Body. September 29, 2009
Stealing Lincoln's Body
It was an incident that I had never heard of or read about anywhere.  Indeed, when I asked about a dozen friends and relatives not one of them had ever heard about it either.  On Election Night …
A Mighty Long Way
When Carlotta Walls of Little Rock, AR was 8 years old she had a life changing experience.  The year was 1951 and Carlotta's parents Cartelyou and Juanita Walls decided it would be a good idea …
reviewed History Detectives. July 21, 2009
History Detectives
If you are a fan of Antiques Roadshow on PBS then you are sure to enjoy History Detectives.  Although this show has been on the air since 2003 my wife and I did not discover it …
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