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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  The Story Of America’s Most Beloved Song, by Steve Turner There are very few songs that are worthy of a book, much less the sort of lovingly crafted and meticulously researched book that this one is, but Amazing … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief History Of The Caribbean

A Brief History Of The Caribbean:  From The Arawak And The Carib To The Present, by Jan Rogozinski The great German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said that it was best not to know how one’s laws and one’s sausages … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Are You Barefoot?

Why Are You Barefoot?, by Dr. Jeff Brodsky, illustrated by Ellie Sullivan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This was another one of those books that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic

Atlantic:  Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories, by Simon Winchester In general, this was an enjoyable book to read.  One can get a sense for an author’s preoccupations when one reads … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Liberty For Some

With Liberty For Some:  500 Years Of Imprisonment In America, by Scott Christianson For the most part, this is precisely the book I was looking for when I began doing research on the subject of the history of imprisonment in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hemingses Of Monticello

The Hemingses Of Monticello:  An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed In reading this book it is rather striking to note that the author seems to think that she is writing only for fellow BLM [1] activists, something that made this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Those Who Labor For My Happiness

Those Who Labor For My Happiness:  Slavery At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by Lucia Stanton Lucia Stanton is one of the most noted scholars of slavery as it relates to Thomas Jefferson (it is a very small world), and this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by the William L. Beiswanger It took until page 190 before this particular book mentioned Sally Hemings by name.  That does not make this a bad book, but it does demonstrate the sort of awkwardness that one … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rich Spot Of Earth

A Rich Spot Of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden At Monticello, by Peter J. Hatch This book has a somewhat complicated task that makes it enjoyable to read but also very intriguing to think about and ponder.  The book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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