U.S. History

History
Ann Ronald

Into Great Silence

INTO GREAT SILENCE Eva Saulitis’s memoir, Into Great Silence, is an astute blend of scientific discovery and imaginative creativity. For more than a decade, Saulitis

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

November Road

NOVEMBER ROAD To appreciate Lou Berney’s novel, November Road, you have to reimagine November 22, 1963. First, you must discard much of what you know

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Atomic City Girls

THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS Because my reading and research interests have centered on Los Alamos and the Nevada Test Site, my knowledge of the Oak

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RIVER OF LOST SOULS
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

River of Lost Souls

RIVER OF LOST SOULS The Animas River, Jonathan P. Thompson’s “river of lost souls,” rises on the steep slopes above Silverton, Colorado, flows south through

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Dear Hamilton

MY DEAR HAMILTON Clearly, my generation of school children was taught a sanitized version of United States history! I assumed that the origins of our

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Grant
Biography
Neal Ferguson

Grant

GRANT After reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton, I had some trepidation about opening his newest book, Grant. I didn’t think he could surpass Hamilton (see

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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Prairie Fires

PRAIRIE FIRES: THE AMERICAN DREAMS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER When I saw a publication notice for Fraser’s Prairie Fires, I was immediately intrigued. Put simply,

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Widow

WIDOW A classic cast of characters populates Sara Dahmen’s novel, Widow. The naïve easterner, a winsome heroine headed West for reasons revealed only piecemeal as

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Biography
Ann Ronald

What Happened, Miss Simone?

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Alan Light’s biography of Nina Simone rhetorically asks, What Happened, Miss Simone? The answer turns out to be a complicated one.

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE I have always argued that equal education for all should be

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Zimmerman Telegram

THE ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM: INTELLIGENCE, DIPLOMACY, AND AMERICA’S ENTRY INTO WORLD WAR I One hundred years ago, April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on

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History
Neal Ferguson

Thunder in the Mountains

THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR Who owns history?  The uninformed may claim that victors write history.

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