Tag Archives: history

Lend Me Your Ears

SPQR by Mary Beard is an academic book about Ancient Rome. I chose to read this book for many reasons; the most important being my interest in increasing my knowledge of history. Beard is a professor of classics at Oxford … Continue reading

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Observations

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney is a poignant novel about an 85-year-old woman taking a solitary walk in New York City on New Year’s Eve in the mid-eighties. At one time, Lillian attained the honored place of … Continue reading

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Yada yada yada

The Whole Town’s Talking is the latest novel by Fannie Flagg. It was an enjoyable way to begin my 2017 reading in my new home with a book from my new library. Flagg is one of my favorite authors and … Continue reading

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Peppino

Normally I save my recommendations on children’s books for the holidays, but two books by Ann Rubino recently came to my attention which I believe are wonderful and I wanted to share them with Bookwinked followers now. Peppino, Good as … Continue reading

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Art Heroes

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter is an exceptional history of the valiant men and women whose mission during World War II was to locate and save the countless art treasures looted by the Nazi regime. … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chief

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer provided a quick, educational read for President’s Day this year.  This little book includes 100 “tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy”.  The book did not disappoint. Beyer set out … Continue reading

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City of Enlightenment

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough is a historical masterpiece.  High on my list of favorite authors, McCullough’s ability to research and convey history in powerful prose never ceases to amaze me. The novel chronicles the lives … Continue reading

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