Biography/History · nonfiction

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

This is one of the more famous novels which recounts the tales of the Native Americans suffering through the loss of their homes, lives, and cultures. This book took me a long time to get through, and not because it was a bad book, or boring, but because it was so difficult to read through.… Continue reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

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Backpacking with Dracula by Leif Petterson

I debated whether to rate this a 3 or 4 star, I enjoyed the humor in it (if you don't like cursing this book won't be for you). It's written by a person who's actually been to the Dracula castle multiple times, and clearly has a good deal of background knowledge of not only Dracula,… Continue reading Backpacking with Dracula by Leif Petterson

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

I picked this book up for a dollar at the used book store, and I really enjoyed myself quite a bit. It starts out with how Dr. Minor and Sir James Murray met each other over  a long period of conversing via letters. The two had been talking for a very long time without ever… Continue reading The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

I don't have a strong background in History, during my high school and college years History was something I had to labor through to get to the fun stuff - chemistry and biology! As I get older though I'm trying to close the gap in my education through Biographies and History books because it irks… Continue reading Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World