Category Archives: American History

Book Review: Chicago’s Black Traffic In White Girls

Chicago’s Black Traffic In White Girls, by Jean Turner-Zimmerman For a short and feisty pamphlet written about the problem of sex trafficking [1] in Chicago in the early 1990’s, this book has a surprising amount of relevance to today.  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston

A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston, by the Boston Public Library I enjoy quirky books, and saw … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The author of this book, working in a genre I do not read as often as others … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nickel And Dimed

Nickel And Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By In America, by Barbara Ehrenreich I only read this book because it was the CASA book of the month selection [1], and there is little enjoyment I could take out of this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Almost President

Almost President:  The Men Who Lost The Race But Changed The Nation, by Scott Farris I read a lot of books, even a lot of books about elections and politics [1], but the response I got to this book was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hats In The Ring

Hats In The Ring:  An Illustrated History of American Presidential Campaigns, by Evan Cornog and Richard Whelan This is an odd book, but not odd in a bad way.  The authors appear to be at least somewhat downcast about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln:  Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President:  A C-Span Book, edited by Brian Lamb and Susan Swain Before you read this book, you should be aware that this is not a book about Abraham Lincoln by historians, not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln For President

Lincoln For President:  An Unlikely Candidate, An Audacious Strategy, And the Victory No One Saw Coming, by Bruce Chadwick As someone who has read many books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always intrigued when someone tries to find something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Achieving Victory In Iraq

Achieving Victory In Iraq:  Counting An Insurgency, by Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo & Lt. Col Andrea L. Thompson I bought this book from Amazon.com for almost nothing, and in reading this book it is pretty clear why this book was … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rough Waters

Rough Waters:  Sovereignty And The American Merchant Flag, by Rodney Carlisle From time to time I like to muse upon the fact that as a high school student I was seriously tempted to study at the United States Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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