The Rest is History

The Rest Is History is a selection of short tales of real-life history. Who knew that history could be so entertaining? This book would make a great read when time is short. Find out if the Loch Ness Monster is real while waiting at the doctor’s office. Some fictional itemsContinue Reading

Egypt's Golden Couple

The boy King Tutankhamun’s tomb artifacts included a stunning bust of his mother, Nefertiti. While a lot is known about the boy king, not as much is known about his parents. Was his father, Akhenaten, aka King Amenhotep IV, the first Egyptian king to believe in a single god? OrContinue Reading

Spare Parts

Spare Parts tells the true, and frequently bloody, story of how mankind began transplanting skin, blood, teeth and organs from person to person. It began with noses. Noses were lost frequently in the past due to duels, war injuries, criminal punishments, and venereal disease. Using tree grafting as a model,Continue Reading

The Shortest History of China

China has definitely been frequently in the news lately. If you are curious about the world’s longest written history, you could spend an eternity reading books about the various dynasties. Or you can read The Shortest History of China in an afternoon and understand our number one trade partner’s historyContinue Reading

The Secret History of Food

If you, like me, are constantly googling random things as questions come up, you will love The Secret History of Food. It provides more in-depth information than Wikipedia. Luckily, it also goes off in weird tangents and down deep rabbit holes when an intriguing side fact is found. Here isContinue Reading

Wild West

Martha is a maid in a saloon where most of the women work on their back upstairs. She is hoping her integrity will prevent her from suffering the same fate. A chance run-in with a bounty hunter changes her attitude in Wild West, a Calamity Jane origin story. There areContinue Reading

The Great Pyramid

Join elementary-age Nico and Annie as they travel back in time to The Great Pyramid. What secrets will be revealed in this colorful children’s book? The first revelation is that The Great Pyramid is the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The second is that Napoleon might haveContinue Reading

The Crown in Crisis

The Crown in Crisis is a well-researched and detailed study of the abdication of British King Edward VIII on the brink of World War II. However, non-Anglophiles may find all the characters and what their jobs entail rather confusing. Though I can envision future university students citing this book inContinue Reading

The Medieval Knight

The Medieval Knight was popular from 1200-1500 throughout Europe. English kings and nobles originally required forty days of knightly service, either fighting or standing guard, in exchange for bequeathing land to the knight. However, they were soon forced to pay the knights too. It was getting increasingly expensive to beContinue Reading