Book Review: Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr

Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr is indeed a critical reassessment and an impassioned defense of General James Longstreet's performance during the Battle of Gettysburg. Conventional views of the battle, Pfarr holds, blame the Confederate … Continue reading Book Review: Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr

Book Review: Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr. Fern Riddell

Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Fern Riddell My rating: 5 of 5 starsThe History of the Suffrage Movement or the Birth Control Movement is not a topic that I read a lot about nor is the History of those movements covered a lot in History classes. Perhaps … Continue reading Book Review: Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr. Fern Riddell

Book Review: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan My rating: 5 of 5 starsThe second of two books I chose to read about the end of the World War on its 100th anniversary, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan is far and away the best of the … Continue reading Book Review: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Book Review: 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars

1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars by Charles L. Mee Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 starsAs the centennial of World War I passed, I decided I wanted to read up on the Treaty of Versailles. 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars by Charles L. … Continue reading Book Review: 1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars

Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman My rating: 5 of 5 starsI didn't realize when I bought Noah Feldman's The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President what a timely read it would be. It isn't as much a biography of Madison as much as it is an … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President by Noah Feldman

Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was looking for something a bit different to read when I came across Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to … Continue reading Book Review: Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World by Brad S. Gregory

Book Review: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood My rating: 5 of 5 stars A few books ago, I read The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff; I enjoyed it so much that I decided to continue reading the other books in the Oxford History of … Continue reading Book Review: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

Book Review: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars   "The Middle East became what it is today both because the European powers undertook to re-shape it and because Britain and France failed to ensure … Continue reading Book Review: A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

Book Review: Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain

Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain My rating: 2 of 5 stars I became very interested in Charles XII, Sweden, and the Great Northern War while reading Robert Massie's biography of Peter the Great. A search for books on the subject yielded Charles XII and the Collapse … Continue reading Book Review: Charles XII and the Collapse of the Swedish Empire 1682-1719 by Robert Nisbet Bain

Book Review: Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie at the same time I bought his biography of Catherine the Great, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Catherine the … Continue reading Book Review: Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie