Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmates

Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain’s Greatest Frigate Captain by Stephen Taylor   Though he is more often remembered for his role as a sort-of-mentor to the fictional Horatio Hornblower, Sir Edward Pellew’s actual career was no less spectacular....

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Christo by Tom Reiss 1789 to 1799, a turbulent decade in the history of France and a period that would bring great social changes and political upheaval that would be felt far beyond that...

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan The British arrested him for treason and exiled him to Tasmania after he tried to raise a rebellion against the Crown. He escaped. Bigots and political rivals tried to shame him...

I’ve Been Doin’ Some Hard Ramblin’

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail  by Ben Montgomery On May 2, 1955 Emma Gatewood, a 67 year-old grandmother from rural Ohio, told her family she was “going for a walk”. And she did. The next...

Embrace Your Inner Geek

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day She came from beyond the stars, the last survivor of a great and powerful royal line destined for greatness. For only she could save our world from the Doom that would surely befall it. Well not really,...
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