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TOP 10 | Fourth of July Reads

Ahh, the Fourth of July. Independence Day. America’s Birthday. Can you think of a more quintessential American holiday? While I appreciate a good barbecue and fireworks just as much as the next American, this holiday has a particular importance to me. As a history buff, July 4th will always be a reminder of the amazing struggle that led to our independence: the American Revolution. What’s that? Your memories of our nation’s fight for independence are a bit foggy? Not to worry, these awesome books will bring all the drama and excitement rushing back. Whether you want to brush up...

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Book Review | The Martian, by Andy Weir

To be honest, I had not heard a peep about Andy Weir’s 2011 novel The Martian until it became an Oscar-nominated film this past season. I didn’t even realize it was a book until I ran across Matt Damon’s face in a spacesuit while browsing the library a few weeks ago. Normally, I avoid books on space. I am not a space fan. I kind of hate space.* It’s dark, cold and when you have beautiful green Earth to read about, why bother with it? However, one of my good friends had just read The Martian and loved it,...

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Book Review | Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell

I already know what you’re thinking. Another history book? However, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is about so much more than just history. In fact, I would recommend this book to anyone — no love of history, the French or the United States required. Sarah Vowell’s Lafayette in the Somewhat United States follows the life of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, otherwise known as the Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat who fell in love with the idea of American independence and sailed to the United States to help fight the British. Now, while I, as a...

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Book Review | 1776, by David McCollough

Happy President’s Day y’all! Thought we would celebrate with a post about America’s very favorite rebellion. Please welcome Molly, who shared this special guest post for the occasion. Molly’s bio and social links you can find at the end of the post. Welcome Molly! I’m not entirely sure where my love of the American Revolution came from. I’ve never been particularly fond of war in general, as it’s generally a rather depressing subject. However, despite that fact there is something about the American Revolution that has always fascinated me. It’s possible that I watched the movie The Patriot one too many...

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