Top Five Wednesday is a tag originating on youtube (booktube), created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. It is open to participants across all forms of book blogging. 557 more words
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Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative is my choice for the letter C book that has had an enduring influence on me.
This is a comprehensive history of the American Civil War in three volumes—each volume is at least 900 pages in length. 346 more words
At one time we celebrated the birthdays of the two greatest presidents in the history of the US, Washington and Lincoln. In a bow to the elusive nature of inclusiveness, and an additional Monday shopping holiday, we have now watered that down to “President’s Holiday” and celebrate all our presidents, although I can think of a few who would be better off forgotten. 481 more words
I am currently working my way through The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by historian Stephanie Coontz. It’s a very provocative book that challenges a lot of our preconceived notions about family structures in U.S. 1,034 more words