Killers of the Flower Moon (David Grann)

This was one of those books that as soon as I heard about it, I knew I absolutely had to read it.  Why?  First, because it sounded like a great detective story.  But also because little-known stories of vicious racism from the American past are often illuminating – in this case, revealing how an entire … Continue reading Killers of the Flower Moon (David Grann)

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Mayflower (Nathaniel Philbrick)

Mayflower was a Christmas gift from a friend. I have plenty of New England history books on my list already, so normally I would have just added this one to the pile and gotten to it whenever I could, but I’d heard so many good things about Mayflower for so long that I bumped it … Continue reading Mayflower (Nathaniel Philbrick)

King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict (Eric Schultz and Michael Tougias)

I said this blog would cover New England topics, so here’s the first…and it’s a biggie. If you’ve never heard of King Philip’s War (1675-76), unfortunately, you’re not alone. Despite the fact that it was the bloodiest war in American history (by percentage of the population killed; more on that later), it’s not all that … Continue reading King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict (Eric Schultz and Michael Tougias)