Category Archives: History

Review of The Immortal Irishman

  In Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary that Became an American Hero, the author traces the life of Thomas Francis Meagher, who grew up on the Emerald Isle where he and his people suffered at the hands … Continue reading

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Review of Imperium

  In Robert Harris’ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, the slave Tiro recounts his time as Cicero’s secretary. Beginning with his master’s defense of a citizen who has been framed for treason to his ultimate quest to become a … Continue reading

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Review of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

In Lori Benton’s The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, the title character runs away from an abusive step-father and an unwanted marriage, while her unlikely ally, Jesse Bird, is accused of murder. Will the two find love and resolution on the … Continue reading

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A Declaration of Freedom

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Why Most of Us Think It’s Silly to Remove Wilder’s Name from A Children’s Literature Award J. Warner Wallace J. Warner Wallace

Last week, the Association of Library Service to Children renamed the award it gives authors or illustrators whose books “have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” This award used to be … Continue reading

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Review of In the Garden of Beasts

  In Erik Larson’s, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, American Ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, assumes his post on the eve of World War II. He and his family have … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. Here are his six questions for writers … Continue reading

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