Before Britannia

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell It is the middle of the Ninth Century, the England as we know it exists only as a dream, a dream in the mind of one man, Alfred, King of the West Saxons. But it is a dream that will not come easy or without a cost. England is a...

Long Live the Prince!

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard Paris, 1789. A mob storms the Bastille and begins one of the most famous, and bloody, periods of French history. In 1792 the French Royal Family is imprisoned in the Temple a fortress built by the Knights Templar in the 12th Century....

Farenheit 1385

A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger In the streets of London men are singing the songs of the death of kings. These songs are purported to come from a book, an ancient book that has foretold the death of every King of England from William the Conqueror to the current...

Yo Ho, Yo Ho

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl What is a “bookaneer”, you may ask? It is not a pirate that reads a lot if that is what you are thinking.Though piracy of a kind does figure quite prominently into a bookaneer’s work. This is the story of Penrose...

Over There

The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, Illustrated by Caanan White. On June 29, 1916 the 15th New York Infantry Regiment was organized. They left for France on December 27th, 1917. They were re-designated the 369th Infantry on March 1, 1918 and on April 8, were...
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