Some of my reading this week for library school has focused on the historical and contemporary importance of records in American life. Archives have played a significant role in building a sense of national identity and in the creation and… Read More ›
“No one will ever know the strength of the winds in the Great Hurricane of 1938, because they destroyed every instrument designed to measure them.” — R.A. Scotti, Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 Like a lot of folks,… Read More ›
I’m excited to share the review I wrote for Criminal Element of Tom Clavin’s new biography, Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter.
Like Levin’s George Washington: The Crossing, which I read earlier this month, Revolutionary Summer is another new Revolutionary War era book that caught my eye at the library. We received both the hardcover book and the audiobook. I went with… Read More ›
Listening to the stories of dozens of ambitious and creative Americans in Paris from 1830 to the early 1900s was like listening to your grandpa tell stories of generations past. It was entertaining, enlightening, and rather inspirational to learn about… Read More ›
Washington crossing the Delaware…with artistic license. I’ve been blogging about Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life section by section. Chernow breaks Washington’s life into five major parts: The Frontiersman The Planter (or, The Planted on my ebook version) The General The… Read More ›
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His WritingsBenjamin Franklin, 1706-1790Introduction by Henry Steele CommagerIllustrations by Thomas Hart BentonRandom House, 1944Series: The Illustrated Modern Library The other day I was in the library looking for Grant’s Memoirs, which was… Read More ›