Tag Archives: American History

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History, by Kurt Andersen: A Review

I came to Andersen’s book not knowing much about it. Honestly, I cannot even recall why I first ordered the book, perhaps I saw it discussed on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show? Regardless, having read it, I am pleased that I did … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward: A Review

It’s pretty safe to say that Americans have learned nothing from Watergate. Specifically, they have failed to remember that if it walks like a scandal, looks like a scandal, and quacks like a scandal, then guess what? That’s right: it’s … Continue reading

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Books in Groups, Fit the Third: Self-Medication at the Charity Shop

There are two nearby charity shops that somewhat make up for the complete absence of proper bookshops anywhere near to my home. I don’t go very often, but when I do, I usually find something to make the visit worth … Continue reading

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: A Brief Consideration

I’ll wager that you’ve never seen anyone whipped. I’ve read about it in books often enough. In C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower books, it’s referred to as “kissing the gunner’s daughter,” because the sailor who committed the offence against the ship’s … Continue reading

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Deaths on Pleasant Street, by Giles Fowler: A Review

Before the review begins, a little bit of historical groundwork must be laid out for readers. Swope Park is the crown jewel of Kansas City, Missouri’s parks system, as the park’s website immediately tells readers. The site goes on to … Continue reading

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Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen: A Review

I’ve always felt that my background in American history was a little weak, and I felt that a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me might be a nice, light-hearted starting place in relearning some points of American history. My emphasis … Continue reading

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Better Off Without ‘Em, by Chuck Thompson: A Review

Sometimes, the picture that you draw from reading an author’s book is just as compelling as the book itself. In this case, both Chuck Thompson and his book come off as the sort of boy that we all knew at … Continue reading

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