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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399589829
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 30th, 2019

Meacham's mission is to show America at its best. He succeeds by thoroughly examining the country's many tragic mistakes, and how past generations worked to conquer those wrongs. His mission is also to show that history is the best teacher, for those willing to pay attention. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages by Matthew Green - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393635348
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

Everything this book is about is in the title except for how mesmerizing and thought provoking it is.
Green doesn't just take us into the past but also gives us an eerie and sometimes chilling look at the future. I did not want this book to end. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385348737
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Published: Crown - February 15th, 2022

In crafting a day by day, nearly hour by hour record of the lives of Winston Churchill, his family, staff, cabinet members and even German foes, Larson offers readers a decidedly inside view of WWII/The Blitz from 1940-1941. Perhaps I now know more than I would truly ever intend to know about daughter Mary's social life, but the information and perspective gained, most especially for a moderately history-challenged reader such as myself, will always be invaluable to me. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages by Matthew Green - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393635348
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

A beautifully written, vibrant account of some of the lost towns, villages and settlements of Great Britain. Green discusses what caused their demise, the hand climate had in the circumstances, and what they may foretell for our own futures. An exhilarating, dynamic portrait of our shifting social landscapes. Highly Recommend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America by John Wood Sweet - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250761965
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 19th, 2022

A 1793 date rape in New York City brought to meticulous life. The 17-year old victim did something unheard of: she pressed charges against the assailant. Her story, and the city itself. are intimately detailed, and the heavily patriarchal 18th Century culture disturbingly resonates today. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World by Peter Chapman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781838857875
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Published: Canongate Books - July 12th, 2022

Before Facebook, before Google, another corporate behemoth controlled the lands, livelihoods, and lives of much of the Western Hemisphere. Chapman engagingly chronicles the rise and fall of the United Fruit Company, whose very existence was centered on a single, proletarian, often comical fruit: the banana. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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