Book reviews for the history category

Book reviews for the history category available in various formats including audio books and eBooks for PC, Kindle, CD download and more.

The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks

Richard Zacks has two things going for him in this book. The first is that he is a scholar. He knows his history and is able to take facts (which he can back up) and recreate the life of William Kidd (better known in pirate lore as Captain Kidd)

Patriotic Fire by Winston Groom

Patriotic Fire by Winston Groom

Did you know that the Americans had the help of pirates in the Revolutionary War? Well, Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans delves into this factual part of our history through the Battle of New Orleans. Jean Laffite was a buccaneer who was also moving smuggled goods on the black market in the area of New Orleans.

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization is an untold story of Ireland’s heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval europe. Author Thomas Cahill strives to enlighten us on the historical gap between the fall of the Ancient Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, and how the Irish preserved the “civilized world” in the interim with his book

Endurance Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

With ten million tons of ice pressing in on her from all sides, she is buckling. The men have heard her beams breaking one by one. They lie in bunks, work at the pumps, and pack-up supplies as the crushing causes the wood to snap and split with a sound liken to artillery fire. Without benefit of electricity, radio, satellite

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