History

Historical non-fiction book reviews.

Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford

Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of OxfordTheories about William Shakespeare abound -- specifically, that he wasn't actually William Shakespeare. In this book, author Mark Kendall Anderson suggests that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, is the true poet behind the timeless... Read More »

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before Reservations

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before ReservationsCharles Eastman started his life in the traditional world of what the white world knows as the Santee Sioux. Ohiyesa: An Indian Boyhood recounts the experiences of life on the Plains , offering an easy and enlightening... Read More »

Antonia Fraser Brings History’s Extraordinary Women to Life in Warrior Queens

Antonia Fraser Brings History’s Extraordinary Women to Life in Warrior QueensPopulated with the likes of Queen Elizabeth I of England, Indira Ghandi and Queen Louise of Prussia, Antonia Fraser's Warrior Queens describes some of the greatest female rulers in history. Love them or hate them, each of these ladies affected great change by strategically applying their unique powers as... Read More »

African-American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000 Examines Women’s Contributions to Culture and Equality

African-American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000 Examines Women’s Contributions to Culture and EqualityThe influence of African-American women on the western United States. Authors Quintard Taylor and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore have put together some of the most compelling stories about women who broke the mold and helped the progress of civil rights and social... Read More »

Armistice Day, 1918: Shocking Last Minutes of World War I in the Trenches

Armistice Day, 1918: Shocking Last Minutes of World War I in the TrenchesAs the clock winds down on World War I, people still fight and die in the trenches. Peace has already been decided, but not yet declared and put into effect. This is the story of several people who died that day in the final hours of the... Read More »