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Frontier Grit - The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

Twelve brave women, caring and with such big hearts and souls, faced odds beyond belief to settle the "wild west". These women were from all parts of the world, all different, and yet all the same in some ways. Their lives were anything but...

5 Stars

Brick History - A Brick History of the World in LEGO®

When this book came in the mail I was thrilled to see all the cool LEGO sets that were used to showcase historical events and time periods. The book also includes two detachable posters. The one at the front is of the Boston Tea Party and t...

4 Stars

President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House

This children’s book is a very simplistic story about President Abraham Lincoln’s life. Quotes from his various writings and speeches are throughout this book showing insight to what Mr. Lincoln actually thought. Popular stories, which may...

Stars

Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue - American Revolutionary War Adventures, #2

I LOVED Secrets and a Daring Rescue. This is book two and I was also lucky enough to read book one. The first reason is that the main character, Lamberton Clark, really fought in the Continental Army, as a member of the Connecticut Militia....

5 Stars

American Made

Get ready to take a trip to the past. This book is one man’s remembrances of his childhood and a time of change in the US. He shares stories of a more innocent time and a time where things were evolving quickly. He also shares his views on...

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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies - American Revolutionary War Adventures, #1

I really liked that this is a war and patriotism book for kids. It is so hard to explain patriotism to the young. The American Revolution is so important to America's history and why we have the freedoms we have today. I loved that the auth...

5 Stars

Explore 360° Pompeii - Digital 360 Degree

Explore 360 Pompeii is a feast for the eyes. The book is filled with beautiful pictures from the past. While it is a bit disconcerting to know that Pompeii was destroyed yet preserved, the photos are stunning. Each page contains interesting...

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The Story of Mayfair from 1664 Onwards

The Story of Mayfair from 1664 Onwards is about Mayfair, a section of London, England. Mayfair is one of the most prestigious addresses known. The book takes a look at 350 years of social, financial and physical development. There is an int...

4 Stars

TIME LIFE World War II in 500 Photographs

Time Life's World War ll in 500 Pictures chronicles one of the most important and life-altering events of the 20th century. The book is a thorough survey of the war and the people touched by it. Original photos bring the time period to life...

4 Stars

Who Were the American Pioneers?: And Other Questions about Westward Expansion - Good Question!

We’re taught in school about the pioneers, but what kind of people were they? Why did they leave families and homes to go West? And what kind of contribution did this have to American history? Readers will find out in Martin W. Sandler’s bo...

5 Stars

What Was America's Deadliest War?: And Other Questions about The Civil War - Good Question!

In one book I read about the Civil War, it was noted that, at one time, America had two Presidents. This was during the Civil War when the nation was divided on the issue of slavery. The pro-slavery side, the Confederate States, wanted to k...

5 Stars

To Maryland from Overseas

This book is an awesome resource book for anyone researching early ancestors from the state of Maryland. There are lists of who came over on which boats and when. There are even lists of who bought indentures. While most of the people and l...

4 Stars

A History of the World with Google Earth - History for the Digital Age - Online and on the Page

In this enjoyable children’s history hands-on workbook, the author cleverly gives children coordinates of varying places that have some significance throughout history. Traveling to places like Ancient Egypt, Turkey, Germany and many other...

5 Stars

Act of War - Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

It wasn’t the most glamorous of assignments but when the USS Pueblo was sent out to do some eavesdropping off the coast of North Korea in 1968, there was an element of danger involved. Naturally, the government of Kim II Sung would not take...

4 Stars

Not in Your Lifetime - The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination

Why does the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still intrigue us? From people who lived in his generation to nowadays generation of younger people worldwide, there is still that sense of mystery as to what really happened to one of...

5 Stars

Woodrow for President - A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

Woodrow for Resident, a children's book written by Peter and Cheryl Barnes, is an amusing book featuring Woodrow G Washingtail. Woodrow is a civic minded mouse that decides he wants to run for president of the United Mice of America. The bo...

4 Stars

TIME New Frontiers of Space - From Mars to the Edge of the Universe

This hefty book provides images and snippets of information that cannot help but fire one’s imagination. I admit that I have never wondered whether ‘black holes are hairy’ but that is evidently one of the things that the Titanic telescope i...

5 Stars

The Twelve Caesars - The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned? And what was Julius Caesar’s real famous last line after he was assassinated on the Ides of March? These and other famous ideas about the twelve Caesars are clarified in Matthew Dennison’s authorita...

5 Stars

Bad Girls - Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

Cleopatra, Jezebel, and Bloody Mary...were they really bad queens? And what about Elizabeth Bathory, Mata Hari, and Virginia Hill? Were these women really bad girls or misunderstood, misinterpreted, and sometimes even heroines? For example,...

5 Stars

Liberty Lee's Tail of Independence

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Why was the Declaration of Independence written – and who wrote it? Why was there a war of independence from England? These are just some questions kids can get the answers to when they read Liberty Lee’...

5 Stars

Man Overboard!

When Scott, a deckhand on the Rapids Prince, takes a break to eat an illicit piece of pie, he overhears a suspicious conversation between two passengers that indicate that at least one of them is a Nazi spy. When a man goes overboard and is...

4 Stars
  • Author: Curtis Parkinson
  • Review by: Crisgee
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: History, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Tundra Books

Bloody Times - The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

Well first of all I would like to start out by saying that this book is truly intriguing. As I am not a fan of real stories like these I was set to be disappointed but I was not. I learned history facts in this book that you are not even ta...

5 Stars
  • Author: James L. Swanson
  • Review by: Black Rose
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: History, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press

Katherine the Queen - The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII

Katherine Parr is best known for being the last wife/nurse of Henry VIII, but there was much more to this interesting and intriguing woman. She was 31 years old when she married the king, had been married and widowed twice, and was one of t...

Stars

The First Family - Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia

This is the story of terror, extortion, revenge, murder and the birth of the American Mafia. The book’s focus is on the years between 1892 and 1930 when the American branch the crime fraternity was getting a foothold in the United Sta...

4 Stars

All Quiet on the Western Front - Book Notes Series

All Quiet on the Western Front first came out in 1929, it's a war story told from the point of view of the average soldier, and is - at least in this reviewer's opinion - one of those books that can be read by anyone - young or old, veteran...

5 Stars