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The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism by Susan Berfield - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781635572490
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 5th, 2020

Imagine a president attacking corporations, trusts, and moneyed interests. That's exactly how Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed in Berfield's revealing account. Roosevelt did not hate or envy J.P. Morgan and other millionaires; he only wanted to rein in their immense power, and provide a "square deal" for every American.
The reign in spane stayes mainely on the plane. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation by David A. Price - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781400031726
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Published: Vintage - January 4th, 2005

Practical, resilient, realistic, shrewd: John Smith emerges as an early American hero, responsible for assuring the survival of Jamestown in a violent and unpredictable environment. Yet his survival depended, twice, on an equally brave native girl named Pocahontas. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Achorn - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802148742
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 3rd, 2020

Lincoln's contradictions, compassion, and complexity color this vivid account of his Second Inaugural and the end of the Civil War. The celebratory, yet tense, atmosphere of Washington D.C. is evoked through descriptions of its muddy streets, galas, and throngs of citizens, including luminaries Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, and future assassin John Wilkes Booth. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

Along the River Thames, small strips of sandy beaches can be found, quiet places just a step away from the busy city, and the treasures they hold are slowly being revealed to a small set of people. Today, you need a licence to be a “mudlarker”, but once you just needed to be a child poor enough to scavenge, and the name comes from those desperate Victorian children. Maiklem has been one of the modern day treasure seekers for over 15 years, and she has many stories to fill the pages of this lovely memoir, and finds that the tiniest objects can tell the best stories, while quietly discovering London’s history and secrets in one of it’s more unique edgelands. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780767904438
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Published: Broadway Books - September 1st, 1999

Visceral, nuanced, and realistic memoir of a young man's experience in Viet Nam. O'Brien's trenchant descriptions of officers, civilians, and fellow soldiers are matched by his candid depictions of his own moral and emotional struggles about fighting in a highly questionable war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781640093928
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 5th, 2020

Thorough, disturbing analysis of how the Supreme Court in the late 19th and early 20th Century subverted and ultimately quashed the voting rights of millions of African Americans. Differing interpretations of the Constitution and its Amendments are commonplace; but what is uncommon, and grossly unconstitutional, was the elimination of a fundamental right earned by nothing less than a shattering Civil War. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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