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Review: The Plantagenets

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones. Viking. 2013. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. Vacation reads (aka, when I talk about books for grownups and post them before holidays.) It’s About: The designated heir of England dies in a shipwreck; England is plunged into civil war as descendants of [...]

Review: Written In Bone

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Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker. Carolrhoda Books. 2009. Personal copy. It’s About: Skeletons from the colonial era reveal details of the past; not just how people died, but how they lived. Walker follows the excavation of several graves, along with the study and research that accompanies [...]

Review: They Called Themselves The K.K.K.

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti,  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2010).  Copy from a friend. Nominated for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. It’s About: “Boys, let us get up a club.” In May, 1866, six Confederate soldiers started a “social club.” Bartoletti [...]