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Non-fiction Review: James Monroe: A Life, by Tim McGrath

Synopsis Monroe lived a life defined by revolutions. From the battlefields of the War for Independence, to his ambassadorship in Paris in the days of the guillotine, to his own role in the creation of Congress’s partisan divide, he was … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Freedom’s Detective, by Charles Lane

Who was Hiram C. Whitley, second Chief of the United States Secret Service and the man who broke up KKK during the Reconstruction era? In this easy to understand narrative, journalist Charles Lane describes an enigma of a man who … Continue reading

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Aunt Branwell and the Brontë Legacy, by Nick Holland

In my memories, family trips to the Brontë parsonage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, always took place on gloomy days. The venue looked sinister; a building built so close to a cemetery full of gravestones and memorials which lurched unevenly towards … Continue reading

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