Category Archives: History

My Book Review of The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs My rating: 5 of 5 stars Heartbreaking, Eye-opening, & Informative As a female veteran, this book really resonated with me. It’s because of women like those commemorated in this novel that I can vote and be recognized for my own service to my country. The hardships & battles they endured

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My Book Review of Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End

Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fast but complete and interesting Rasputin and the Romanovs have always fascinated me. I believe Tzar Nicholas II and his family were truly good people, though misguided at times. However, I’m not certain about the mad monk, and this brief biography doesn’t help

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My Book Review of Majestic 12, Discerning Facts from Fiction

Majestic 12, Discerning Facts from Fiction : MJ-12, the Paranormal Powerbrokers of the Unknown by Conrad Bauer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Informative & Well Researched This is a fascinating topic that has captured my interest since the first time I heard mention of it as a youth. Of course, that’s what drew me to this short book, but

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My Book Review of The Minnesota Iceman

The Minnesota Iceman by William Jevning My rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting… Compelling Data Though there were many errors (some repeated text, missing punctuation, and issues with the formatting), I still enjoyed this book. At first, I was frustrated to discover that more than half the book was quoted from other sources. However, the truth is that it was

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Writers 2 Remember: Margaret Sanger

Nurse who pioneered birth control Margaret Sanger is a lot of things… nurse, writer, sex educator, activist… Some praise her while others hate her. She is all too human, with good and bad ideas, both a product of her time as well as someone ahead of it. Why does Margaret Sanger matter? For me, I think she should matter to the

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Writers 2 Remember: Nellie Bly

First Ever Undercover Journalist Nellie Bly… that is a pen name because women were not supposed to exist outside the home in her era. Having been born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, she lived from May 5, 1864 until January 27, 1922, and became one of the first undercover journalists. She was more than just a pioneer, Nellie literally created investigative journalism[2]

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Writers 2 Remember: Ida B. Wells

American journalist, educator, suffragist, and early leader in the civil rights movement Ida B. Wells-Barnett lived from July 16, 1862 until March 25, 1931. This remarkable woman was actually born into slavery during the American Civil War, but she gained her freedom through the Emancipation Proclamation. She went on to become a teacher and eventually a journalist. While she co-owned and wrote

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