Tag: History

Review: Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright

Your first reaction to reading a book about the history of infectious diseases might be “why would I want to read that right now?” But this book was fascinating. It was published in 2017, well before COVID, yet it has so much to say about people… Continue Reading “Review: Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright”

Review: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

I love reading about Australia, ever since I traveled there in 2013. I was struck by the similarities in the history of Australia and the United States, though I felt Australia was much more open about its troubling treatment of Aboriginal populations. Too Much… Continue Reading “Review: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko”

Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Regardless of whether you like Star Trek, whether you’re Japanese, or whether you read graphic novels, you should pick up this book.  George Takei never fails to impress me with his humor, his knowledge, and his passion for telling a story.  He brings all… Continue Reading “Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei”

Review: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

I recommend this book to anyone interested in World War II history and the role women played in it.  I had no idea of the sheer numbers of women in the U.S. who were recruited by the Army and Navy, nor did I understand… Continue Reading “Review: Code Girls by Liza Mundy”

The Collection of Heng Souk by S.R. Wilsher

When Wilsher invited me to review his book, I was immediately intrigued by its concept and setting.  Sun Tieng is a young woman in modern-day Vietnam who confronts her uncle, who was a commander in a Vietnam War prison camp known as “The Citadel.” … Continue Reading “The Collection of Heng Souk by S.R. Wilsher”

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