Category Archives: American History

The Betrayal: How the 1919 Black Sox Scandal Changed Baseball

Baseball. History. Scandal. Crime. Chicago. That’s like Christmas, my birthday, and everything good wrapped into one for me and just in time to watch my team duke it out with the Royals in the World Series. Charles Fountain takes a … Continue reading

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Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough

  “During an eighteen-month period in 1971 and 1972, the FBI reported more than 2,500 bombings on U.S. soil, nearly 5 a day.” I was born in 1971. So there were 2,500 bombings happening while I was, um, doing whatever … Continue reading

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Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York by Phillip Deery

In it’s short history, America has had some dark times as we navigate not only our constitution but the changing times. i.e. our horrible native American policies, the Civil War, Slavery, Civil Rights, Gay rights, and the continuing battle to … Continue reading

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Ten Tea Parties by Joseph Cummins

Quick phrase association game- When I say Tea Party, what do you think of? Let me guess, you thought Boston and the beginning of the American Revolution. Right? You may have also thought of the current political craze/party as well, … Continue reading

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L.A. Noir by John Buntin

shortened goodreads blurb “A fascinating examination of Los Angeles’s underbelly, the Mob, and America’s most admired–and reviled–police department, L.A. Noir is an enlightening, entertaining, and richly detailed narrative about the city originally known as El Pueblo de Nuestra Se–ora la … Continue reading

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