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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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Non-fiction Review: The Vikings: From Odin to Christ, by Martyn Whittock & Hannah Whittock

You would think that a book on history and Christianity would appeal to me. Add in the fact that I used to live near York, formerly known by the Viking name of Jorvik, and this should be a book I … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Hitler and the Habsburgs, by James Longo

Before the European Union, there was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was a true melting pot, comprising different countries and cultures. Born in the country of Austria, Adolf Hitler despised how multi-cultural the Empire had become. Even the royal family was … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: Bringing Down the Colonel, by Patricia Miller

Over a century before the onset of #metoo, a previously unknown woman brought a breach of marriage suit against a powerful Washington politician. This was no small thing since she would be required to reveal her status as a “fallen … Continue reading

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What Would Mrs. Astor Do? A Review of the Upcoming Book by Cecelia Tichi

The Gilded Age has fascinated me for years. It’s a contradictory mix of outer beauty and inner ugliness. The homes that survive (for many have not) are examples of opulence. The “cottages” that were built as summer homes in Rhode … Continue reading

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