A Renegade History of the United States

Originally Reviewed on 4/18/2015 – Revised 3/19/2016   A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell Thaddeus Russell’s book is an account of the kinds of people that normal history courses bypass entirely, and the profound effect that they had on the making of the society we have today. The author clearly states […]

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The Tuttle Twins series

Originally Reviewed on 4/18/2015 and 10/21/2015 – Revised 3/19/2016   The Tuttle Twins and the Law The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil The Tuttle Twins and the Creature From Jekyll Island The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco (not yet reviewed – coming soon!) written by Connor Boyack, Illustrated by Elijah Stanfield   […]

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We Who Dared Say No To War

Originally Reviewed 10/19/2014 – Revised 3/19/2016 We Who Dared Say No To War edited by Murray Polner and Thomas E Woods It took me 4 months to finish this book, as it is thought provoking and I wanted to really give it a fair hearing. When I initially reviewed it, I was fairly early in […]

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The Myth of the Robber Barons

Reviewed 5/17/2016 The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton W. Folsom, Jr Many of the previous scapegoats in American society have now been moved to protected status. But one group remains for certain: The Robber Barons. Generally, students are told very little about them, other than that they developed the biggest businesses in the […]

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On The Beach

Reviewed 4/22/2016   On The Beach by Nevil Shute   This is the most depressing book I have ever read.   I bought this book in the mid-1980s and with good intentions, set it on the shelf to be read next. Books continued to arrive and this one stayed on the perpetual “I’ll get to […]

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Northern Opposition to Mr. Lincoln’s War

Reviewed 4/27/2016 Northern Opposition to Mr. Lincoln’s War edited by D. Jonathan White As the product of the American south and therefore the losing side of the War between the States, it is odd that I have never had great curiosity about that conflict. I have been to battlefields and read some selections form the […]

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