Category Archives: History

The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson

I chose this book because I like history.  I have never read a book about JFK.  This book is broken down into two main sections.  The first section describes his life in the Navy, and his early years as a politician.  It also explains how his dad wanted him to be the first Catholic president.

Part two began discussing the planning and execution of JFK.  This section goes through who, what, when, where and how JFK was assassinated.  Even though this book is very informative, I would not recommend it.  I can’t tell exactly why, but my reasons are along the lines of : the facts were too straight forward, and it became very boring.

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Submitted by David

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The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

BascombAfter reading this book, I give it a 7 out of 10 star rating.  This book goes into great detail of how spies captured Adolf Eichmann.  This story has great twists and turns and it really happened in history!  This book also has great pictures with wonderful captions to help you understand.  This book is very interesting and you will want to keep reading to know what is going to happen.  It also gives you a great background on certain people.  I highly recommend that you read this book and find out how spies are going to pull this off.

Submitted by ZM

Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos – Two Reviews!

SugarSugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos was very interesting.  This book was about how sugar changed the world.  The title says it all.  Main points in this book were about slavery on sugar plantations.  This topic may or may not sound interesting to you, but you’ll like this book anyway because of the way it was written.  Also, the authors connected their own personal stories to the book; you could say that this book was an extension of their story.
This book talked about sugar’s secret history throughout the world.  This history, not well known and very dark, is about greedy men who seek, as the book mentioned, “white gold.”
I would recommend this to friends and I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.  This book is a pretty good read, especially because of the way it was written.

Submitted by Omaier

I like learning about things in our history so this book was a great choice for me.  It also included things about slavery which I also enjoyed because I love learning about slavery.  It may not interest all people but if you enjoy history this is a book for you.

Submitted by Jordyn

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

HopkinsonTitanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson is by far one of the greatest books ever written and one of the best books I have ever read.  I have always been intrigued by the mysterious shipwreck of the RMS Titanic, and this book has helped me to understand so many things I never knew about the Titanic.  With amazing details, survivor interviews and photos, this book is a must read for all people who are interested in the Titanic.  I would rate this book a ten out of ten because it is without a doubt one of my all time favorite books.  I would recommend this book to my friends, family and people I know because it was that good!

Submitted by Justin

Wheels of Change by Sue Macy

JacketWheels of Change by Sue Macy was a pretty good read.  This book is about how the bicycle was not an object, but a means of liberation for women in America’s history.  You can learn a lot from this informational book.  I learned that women were looked down upon for bicycling, even though some were better cyclists than men.  Women were looked down upon for bicycling because of their position in society.

I would recommend this book to friends and I would give it 3 out of 5 stars.  I enjoyed this book’s use of quotes from female characters in cycling history at the beginning of each chapter.  If you’re looking for a quick, informational read, then this is the book to get.

Submitted by Omaier

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