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Book Review: City Of Silver

City Of Silver:  A Mystery, by Annamaria Alfieri Very frequently I find myself somewhat disturbed by the sort of books I read, and this book has that personal effect on me.  Why is that?  I am fond of historical mysteries … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Journal Of James Edward Pease: A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America)

The Journal Of James Edward Pease:  A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America), by Jim Murphy This book is the author’s first novel for a middle grade audience and for a debut audience it is quite accomplished.  That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?:  The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America), by Barry Denenberg A book like this has a difficult task.  On the one hand, most American readers have little sympathy with the cause … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light In The Storm: The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America)

A Light In The Storm:  The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America), by Karen Hesse This book is a melancholy one but also one that helps the reader better understand one of the more obscure aspects of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Arthur Pendragon

King Arthur Pendragon, by Greg Stafford This game has a lot of rolls in it.  If your idea of a fun role playing game is a dark fantasy version of the Arturian legends with lots of magic and as many … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trumpeter Of Krakow

The Trumpeter Of Krakow, by Eric P. Kelly This book is a historical novel, and that is all the more impressive when you realize that this book is based on an actual historical legend in Poland, namely that there was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia

Exploring C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia, by Kirk H. Beetz If you are looking for a textbook, fit for older high school or even early college students, that puts C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia in a historical and literary perspective, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Further Up And Further In

Further Up And Further In:  A Literature Based Unit Study Utilizing C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles Of Narnia, by Diane Pendergraft, edited by Margie Gray If you are parent for homeschooled children in middle school or early high school, this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Worlds Of Narnia

Worlds Of Narnia:  A Treasury Of Myths, Legends, And Fascinating Facts, by David Colbert On the front cover of this book there is a disclaimer statement that this particular book was not authorized or approved by C.S. Lewis’ estate or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Backlands

Backlands:  A Novel, by Victoria Shorr This book seems custom-made to make into a movie.  I do not consider that a bad thing, even if this story is not precisely the sort of story I am most fond of.  There … Continue reading

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