Cover: When Britian Burned the White House

Review: When Britain Burned the White House

When Britain Burned the White House:  The 1814 Invasion of Washington by Peter Snow Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.  Hardcover, 320 pages. Note:  For the upcoming American Independence Day, a reminder the fight for freedom did not end with the American Revolution, thus my pick for this week’s book review. First off, I originally selected When Britain…

BookReviewSummer

Book Review Summer

Some days it seems like “busy” should be my middle name.  With recent and upcoming interviews, substitute teaching summer school, and family issues, this summer is starting out as a busy one.  Also, many of the non-book review posts I have written, but not posted, are research-based.  With summer, those won’t be hot topics, but…

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Review: The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts:  An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.  Hardcover, 528 pages. Written as the companion book to the documentary series that aired in the fall, The Roosevelts:  An Intimate History was an informative read.  It succeeds in doing exactly what Ward and Burns advertised in the forward: …