Book Review: Lincoln in His Own Words, Edited by Milton Meltzer

Tweet During the course of his public life, Abraham Lincoln left a vast record or speeches and correspondence that give insight into his views on important issues of the day. Lincoln in His Own Words, edited by historian Milton Meltzer, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Vietnam War by Barbara Diggs

Tweet The involvement of U.S. military in Vietnam is a complicated story that took place during a complicated time. American presidents, their advisors, and the military escalated involvement even after they believed they could not win, for reasons related more … Continue reading

Book Review: The Space Race by Matthew Brenden Wood

Tweet With space travel becoming more common and private companies promising to one day send tourists into orbit, it’s easy to assume that travel to the moon and beyond was a goal much supported by Americans. But the drive to … Continue reading

Book Review: Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Tweet In 1917 two girls in Cottingley, England convinced the world that fairies lived at the creek on their property. They even took photos to prove they were telling the truth. Experts examined the photos and declared them to be … Continue reading

Book Review: The Civil War by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet More than 150 years after it’s conclusion, the American Civil War provides an ongoing topic of discussion and dissention. Was it begun over slavery? Were state’s rights the biggest issue? Were the military tactics that targeted civilians justified? Judy … Continue reading

Book Review: Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

Tweet Iconic images of the Statue of Liberty show her from the front, with torch raised high. So most people are unfamiliar with her feet, which are mostly covered by her long robe anyway. But author Dave Eggers wants readers … Continue reading

Book Review: Great Escapes by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet The true stories of adventurers, explorers and others escaping life-threatening situations are often more harrowing than anything fiction could imagine. Great Escapes in the Mystery & Mayhem series focuses on five escapes that actually happened. The stories range from … Continue reading

Book Review: Rebels and Revolutions by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet In Rebels and Revolutions, a title in the Mystery & Mayhem series, author Judy Dodge Cummings focuses on five people who “fought for their rights and changed history.” They include a young boy who fought in the American Revolution, … Continue reading

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