The History Reader offers articles, interviews, insights, and further reading for history buffs and book lovers everywhere.

Roosevelt the Rancher

by Erin Lindsey

“I do not believe there ever was any life more attractive to a vigorous young fellow than life on a cattle ranch in those days.”

–Theodore Roosevelt

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The Forgotten Empress

by Ellen Alpsten

‘So, you are writing another novel about Catherine the Great?’ 

Err – no! 

Before there was Catherine II, or the Great, whose life and rule has inspired dozens of adaptations, there was Catherine I of Russia—the most … Read the article