Stamped #StampedBook

A book review of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Stars: ***** Little Brown Books for Young Readers (2020)Civil and Human Rights (Young Adult)320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This is NOT a history book.This… Read More »

The Birth of the Pill

A book review of The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathon Eig Stars: **** W. W. Norton & Company (2015)History of Medicine/Birth Control416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: We know it simply as “the pill,” yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan… Read More »

Bones Never Lie

A book review of Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries by Elizabeth Macleod Stars: *** Annick Press (2013)Children’s History/Science160 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: How did King Tut really die? The mystery of the young pharaoh’s… Read More »

The Clean Body: A Modern History

A book review of The Clean Body: A Modern History by Peter Ward Stars: ***** McGill-Queen’s University Press (2019) History 344 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: How often did our ancestors bathe? How often did they wash their clothes and… Read More »

The Biblical Clock

A book review of The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking The Universe and Humanity With God’s Plan by Daniel Friedmann with Dania Sheldon Stars: *** CreateSpace (2019) History/Religion 394 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Science and religion have two… Read More »

The Monopolists

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon Stars: **** Bloomsbury (2015) Biographies/Board Games/Historical Study 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets,… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »