Category: History

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The Pioneers by David McCullough

★★★★☆ The Northwest Ordinance passed Congress “without the least variation” on July 13, 1787. It created a territory that encompassed the eventual six states from Ohio and west around the Great Lakes to Wisconsin...

In the Hurricane's Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick 0

In the Hurricane’s Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick

★★★★★ The final installment in Nathaniel Philbrick’s Revolutionary War trilogy may be the strongest yet. First, Bunker Hill covered the opening salvoes of what came to be a protracted war of attrition. Then Valiant Ambition explored the...

Gibraltar by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins 0

Gibraltar by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins

★★★☆☆ As long as there have been interactions between neighboring tribes and villages, there have been stories like Gibraltar. British citizens who lived in Gibraltar in the late 18th Century got along reasonably well...

London's Triumph by Stephen Alford 0

London’s Triumph by Stephen Alford

★★★★☆ “The Elizabethan and Jacobean mind was brilliantly elastic.” “Thinking a project achievable somehow made it so.” In London’s Triumph, Stephen Alford succinctly captures the expanding worldview of an insular nation that grew from...