Book Reviews

What to dig into history? Give these books and book reviews a read……

What’s in a name?

– The True Story of How America Got Its Name by Rodney Broome

My Kingdom for a Ship

Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy by John R. Hale

Living like it’s 1873

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird

Praising John Adams and America: A Vision for the Present

John Adams by David McCullough

Roamin’ with the Romans

The Romans and their Empire, Book 2, “Cambridge Introduction to the History of Mankind” edited by Trevor Cairns

Eating Up World War II and WWII: Fed Up on Feeble Rations

Victory Cookbook: Nostalgic Food and Facts From 1940-1954 by Marguerite Patten OBE

Book Review: “The Silver Branch”

The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff

History Is in the Details

The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan, 2004

 The Best Book of Biographies: Great Lives, Great Deeds

Great Lives, Great Deeds by Reader’s Digest Association, various authors

Good Taste Doesn’t Have to Remain Dead: Book Review – ‘The Lost Art of Dress’

The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish by Linda Przybyszewski, 2014

Garden Like It’s 1943

How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables by the Organic Method edited by J.I. Rodale, 1961, and The Victory Garden Manual by James H. Burdett, 1943