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Book Review: When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story Of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight For An American Icon by Natasha Wing; illustrated by Alexandra Boigrr

This has got to be one of my favorite books of 2017, so far! I love and will read anything (that’s credible) on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and this is one children’s book that I had no problem paying full price (a little over $10.00 including tax) for. 177 more words

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The President's Kitchen Cabinet

I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the University of North Carolina Press, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would write and post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my history book review blog. 192 more words


Kennedy's Legacy

In the four decades since his death, John Kennedy’s life and presidency has been the subject of wild fluctuations of fortune. In the sixties, a series of laudatory books, mainly written by his trusted inner circle was published celebrating their hero. 12 more words

Kennedys will be offering their legal apprenticeship in 2017 but closing dates for application are in February

Kennedys Law are delighted to confirm we will be offering Legal Apprenticeships to start in September 2017. It is a fantastic opportunity to work, learn and earn. 351 more words


CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Boston Globe columnist Michael A. 259 more words


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Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/296793920" params="color=b32831" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair - Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.
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In American Maelstrom, Michael A. Cohen captures the full drama of this watershed election, establishing 1968 as the hinge between the decline of political liberalism, the ascendancy of conservative populism, and the rise of anti-government attitudes that continue to dominate the nation's political discourse. In this sweeping and immersive book, equal parts compelling analysis and thrilling narrative, Cohen takes us to the very source of our modern politics of division.

Michael A. Cohen is an author, columnist and regular commentator on both national politics and American foreign policy. He is a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and World Politics Review and the U.S Political Correspondent for the London Observer.

He is the author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America (Walker Books, 2008), which was called by the New York Observer, "a perfectly timed compendium for anyone skeptical about the power of rhetoric during a campaign, or (come on, admit it!) anyone who’s been completely mesmerized."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmW_b5rBhg This is a very timely book because the consequences of 1968 are playing out now in our current election.  I'll still cling to my belief that Bobby Kennedy would have won had he lived, but Cohen makes the case why he might not have.


Crowd Funding Helps Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Return for 75th Anniversary

Definitely one of our heroes for our year-end show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9AAJVb13SA

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My Favorite Powerful Families of History

If you don’t know, I am a history teacher by day. In order to be an effective history teacher, I think, you have to be a complete history nerd. 292 more words