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Book Review: In the Kingdom of Ice

Synopsis from Goodreads: On July 8, 1879, Captain George Washington De Long and his team of thirty-two men set sail from San Francisco on the USS Jeanette. Heading deep into uncharted Arctic waters, they carried the aspirations of a young country burning to be the first nation to reach the North Pole.Two years into the… Continue reading Book Review: In the Kingdom of Ice

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Book Review: Founding Gardeners

Summary From Goodreads: For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island,… Continue reading Book Review: Founding Gardeners

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Book Review: The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

Synopsis from Goodreads: The capture of a king in the course of a battle was a relatively rare event. This, the climactic event of the Black Prince's first campaign as commander, came at the end of nearly of a year of campaigning across the southwest of France. The battle of Poitiers in 1356 is less… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

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Book Review: Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Synopsis from Goodreads: November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh’s expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony—115 men, women, and children, among… Continue reading Book Review: Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony