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...

The Fate of Europe Rests in Your Hands

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell On June 18th 1815 three armies descended on an unremarkable valley south of the town of Brussels. On the one side, Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled Emperor of the French anxious to...

We’ll Never See Her Like Again

A Lenape Among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman by Dawn G. Marsh She was a common sight among the farms and rural communities of Eighteenth Century Chester County Pennsylvania, a woman of the Lenape tribe riding a horse and accompanied by a pack of dogs and...

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

The Golden Ocean by Patrick O’Brian In 1740 Commodore George Anson of the Royal Navy sailed from England with a squadron of eight warships intent on disrupting the trade and capturing the holdings of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific Ocean. The squadron’s...

This Little Piggy Went to the Forum

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis   For confiential informer (an Ancient Roman private eye)  Marcus Didius Falco, it seems like a pretty straightforward case. Young, beautiful, and aristocratic Sosia Camillina is being followed by some unsavory types because of...
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