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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: …

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Review: The Mapmaker’s Children

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy Crown, 2015.  Hardcover, 320 pages. This spellbinding and emotionally charged novel follows two timelines with a connection not discovered until the end.  Using flowing, descriptive writing, this novel reads at a fast pace and I had trouble putting it down.  The novel begins in the modern era with the…

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Locating Great History Resources

Originally, I planned to have this week and next be reviews for upcoming novels.  However, one had its release date pushed back a week (5/5/15 to 5/12/15) so I thought a non-review post was in order.  Without further ado… Last summer I was asked to give a presentation on history and political science resources for…