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Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

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ISBN: 9780143125631
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

Learning should always be this enjoyable. Reading Mortimer is as close as any 21st century reader (with even an ounce of imagination) can get to experiencing "what it was really like". p.s.- His Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is just as good. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Pen and Ink Witchcraft

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ISBN: 9780190206512
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 2014

A tragic and sordid story brilliantly explained in just 250 pages by a careful scholar. The kind of book that should be required reading for a wide audience seeking real understanding of the brutal racism and unstoppable avarice that emerged in colonial America and held center stage throughout the 19th century. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Uncas: First of the Mohegans by Michael Leroy Oberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780801472947
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Published: Cornell University Press - March 30th, 2006

Excellent study of the most controversial Native American in New England history. Was he an English lackey or a realistic leader helping his people survive a whirlwind of catastrophic change? ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


JFK's Last Hundred Days

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JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125730
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Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 2014

After 2 years of crises Kennedy was a very different president as summer turned to autumn in 1963. A sensible, well written, and well-argued answer to the 50 year-old question: What if John F. Kennedy had lived? ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Boys in the Boat

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

A tale so unlikely and so moving that it seems like fiction. The fact that it's true makes it even more amazing. The following overworked superlatives are appropriate: fascinating, informative, stirring, inspiring, and impossible to put down. A singular reading experience that you'll remember and recommend. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Last of the Doughboys

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544290488
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2014

The past is often as real as the present. And talking to living eyewitnesses (all more than 100 years old) proves the point. An astonishing and hugely rewarding reading experience that makes us remember why we love history and reminds us to talk with older folks: they are, not were, history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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