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Without Mercy: 2015 SIBA Book Award Nominee

Nominated for the 2015 SIBA Awards

Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite books of the year, and this year one of our outstanding authors, David Beasley, is nominated for Without Mercy in the Nonfiction category.

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Posted in Modern History

Lessons from the Lusitania

NYT Lusitania Headline

by Greg King As epic human tragedy the story has everything: a great ocean liner; a glittering cast of millionaires, actresses, suffragettes and scandalous lovers; and a terrible disaster played out over eighteen brutal minutes. On the afternoon of May

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Celebrating Black History Month 2015

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by The History Reader Black History Month is an annual event for celebrating the central role of African Americans in the U.S., as well as other countries, including Canada and the U.K. Originally instituted in 1976 as “Negro History Week,” every

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

Kristin Hannah: A Look at Women in War

The Nightingale

The History Reader In her newest novel The Nightingale, Historical Fiction novelist and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah offers a look at the heroism and personal sacrifice that women make during wartime.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History, Test History

War Dogs

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by Rebecca Frankel The canon of literature on dogs is vast and deep. I’d be willing to bet that there are thousands upon thousands of titles devoted to stories about dogs—history, fiction, memoirs, advice and “how to” books, and volumes

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

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