Category Archives: American History

Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

I don’t get all gushy and stalkerish over authors, but if I did, Erik Larson would be first on my list. He nails the idea of narrative non-fiction so well, I find myself so caught up with the story, that … Continue reading

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A Professor, A President, and A Meteor by Cathryn J. Prince

With a title like that, I expected a clash of titans. However, the subtitle, The Birth of American Science, is a lot closer to the meat of the book. A meteor hit Weston, Connecticut in 1807 and a fledgling American … Continue reading

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Flesh & Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy March 25th marked the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 146 lives were lost. Marrin has managed to make the story and importance come alive to … Continue reading

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Gated Grief by Leila Levinson

The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma I wish that Levinson could have written this sooner, but I am grateful that I read it now. After the death of her father, Dr. Reuben Levinson, … Continue reading

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The Associates: Four Capitalist Who Created California by Richard Rayner

The Associates by Richard Rayner Four Capitalists Who Created California If you have ever wondered where “The Big Four”, Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins, got the money and fame, The Associates is a brief way to … Continue reading

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