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Fortune’s Children Examines the Rise and the Fall of the Vanderbilt Family

Ward McAllister said that it took three generations to become a gentleman.  As Mrs. Astor’s cohort and guide to the highest of high society of New York City during the Gilded Age, he always had the last word when it come … Continue reading

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A look at Slavery: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

I’m a bit of a history buff.  I enjoy historical books if they aren’t too dry.  Quite a while ago I looking through the free kindle books and I found one with the title of Incidents in the Life of … Continue reading

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Thinking About The Time Keeper

This is the first time I have read any of Mitch Albom’s books.  Yes, I know.  Where have I been?  I’ll confess that I never look at the best-selling lists so I am occasionally surprised by an author that lots … Continue reading

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Finding a Shotgun for Hire

If you read the previous post, Uncovering The Pontotoc Conspiracy, you know the last book I read was a fictionalized account of the Gus Bobbitt slaying and the vigilante justice carried out by the citizens of Ada, Oklahoma.  Imagine my … Continue reading

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Uncovering The Pontotoc Conspiracy

I grew up in Oklahoma so books set in Oklahoma are interesting to me, especially if I am familiar with the locale.  On my last trip to the library I couldn’t resist picking up The Pontotoc Conspiracy by Phillip M. … Continue reading

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Telling the Bees Takes Flight

Wow, I learned a lot from this book.  Telling the Bees, by Peggy Hesketh, is a work of fiction, however, it incorporates a lot of knowledge about bees and beekeeping.  I learned more about bees while reading this mystery than … Continue reading

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