Category Archives: History

The Bible in Spain: Or, The journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the peninsula. – George Henry Borrow

(Reviewed by arwen1968) In 1842, a nobody called George Borrow wrote a detailed, 550-pages-long account of his day job. Sounds boring? Well, it isn’t: Borrow’s day job was to sell bibles in war-torn, Catholic Spain. Anybody familiar with Catholicism knows … Continue reading

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Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating- Moira Weigel

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…dating itself often feels like the worst, most precarious form of contemporary labor: an unpaid internship. You cannot be sure where things are heading, but you try to gain experience. If you look sharp, you might … Continue reading

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Cleopatra – Ernle Bradford

(Reviewed by Ishita RC)     My fascination with Egyptian history      attracted me to this book and I am glad to  report that my choice didn’t disappoint me.  The name of the book pretty much says it. Cleopatra is … Continue reading

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(By Glenda Anderson) “Ripped From The Headlines and Coming to Your Theater!” George Clooney’s film, “The Monuments Men,” due for release this December, was inspired by a book, not news headlines. The non-fiction “Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel  was also inspired … Continue reading

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16 Seasons in Hell: The Definitive Western Account of The WWII Campaign on The Eastern Front – Daniel Bennett

Reviewed by Glenda Anderson Daniel Bennett’s book is monumental, written with a keen understanding and insight. It encompasses a detailed research and piecing together of thousands of minutiae gleaned from histories, military documents and memoirs, affording an exceptional eagle’s eye … Continue reading

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