Women of the Blue and Grey; True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers and Spies by Marianne Monson. Shadow Mountain Press. Many women followed their men into both armies – and continued to do the cooking.
Speaking Freely; Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech by Keith Whitington. Princeton University Press. Why free speech is the lifeblood of high education and why it needs to be defended.
On Desperate Ground; The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides. Doubleday. Korean War veterans are the generation of soldiers to whom we’re saying goodbye.
Hitler’s American Model; The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by James Whitman. Princeton University Press. Paper. Our influence on the notorious Nuremberg Laws.
Reagan; An American Journey by Bob Spitz. Penguin Press. Our first and only celebrity president.
Standing Soldiers; Kneeling Slaves. Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America by Kirk Savage. Princeton University Press. paperaper. How the history of slavery and its violent end has been told in public spaces.
God, War, and Providence; The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England by James Warren. Scribners, paper. Roger Williams and his devotion to the cause of Native Americans over white settlers. Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735, he purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and laid the foundations for the colony of Rhode Island.
The Patient Assassin; The True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for Independence by Anita Anaud. Two British Civil Servants Reginald Dyer and Michael O’Dwyer wanted to restore order in the city of Amritsar.
El Norte; The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America by Carrie Gibson. Atlantic Monthly. A survey of the Spanish in the new world.