Category Archives: History

Review of An Officer and a Spy

  In Robert Harris’ An Officer and a Spy, Alfred Dreyfuss is stripped of his rank, charged with treason, and shipped to Devil’s Island, barely escaping the firing squad. But not all are convinced that the Jewish officer is guilty … Continue reading

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Was the Early Church Communist? By Aaron Brake

In the book of Acts, we’re told the following about the early church in Jerusalem: Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything … Continue reading

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Review of The Poisoner’s Handbook

  In Deborah Blume’s, The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, the author reveals how Charles Norris and Andrew Gettler investigated mysterious deaths that had previously gone unsolved. Each chapter traces the … Continue reading

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Review of Things That Matter

  In his book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics, Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer shares his invaluable insight into everything from baseball to America’s role in the world. Delivered with his characteristically concise … Continue reading

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Review of Avenue of Spies

  In Alex Kershaw’s Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France, Dr. Charles Sumner, his wife Tonette, and their son Philip, live on Avenue Foch, an upper-crust neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Review of The Wood’s Edge

In Lori Benton’s The Wood’s Edge, Major Reginald Aubrey suffers two overwhelming losses in quick succession. As the fort he’s defending falls into French hands, Aubrey’s newborn son dies in his mother’s arms. Terrified for what the loss of the … Continue reading

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Review of A Higher Call

  In Adam Makos’s A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, the author relays the tale of two pilots destined to meet from opposite sides of the war. … Continue reading

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