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History MattersApril 1 to April 15, 2020

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

A Patriotic Pick March 2020: “1776” by David McCullough

Certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Chris Stevenson, winner of 2016’s Grateful American Book Prize.

A Patriotic Pick: March 2020

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Chris Stevenson, winner of 2016’s Grateful American™ Book Prize for The Drum of Destiny: 1776 by David McCullough. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McCullough so skillfully captures the drama, chaos, and uncertainty of the American Revolution’s early […]

History Matters Special Edition: The Spanish Flu, Polio and COVID-19

The past is prologue to the future, and–here we are–102 years later, in the midst of another calamitous pandemic. The Spanish Flu reached the U.S. in March of 1918; now, just after another Ides of March, the country is plagued—literally—by another deadly influenza. This one is COVID-19. We’ve come far since the Spanish Flu surprised […]

History Matters Special Edition: The Spanish Flu, Polio and COVID-19

The past is prologue to the future, and–here we are–102 years later, in the midst of another calamitous pandemic. The Spanish Flu reached the U.S. in March of 1918; now, just after another Ides of March, the country is plagued—literally—by another deadly influenza. This one is COVID-19. We’ve come far since the Spanish Flu surprised […]

Book of the Week: LOST ON A MOUNTAIN IN MAINE by Donn Fendler and Joseph B. Egan

In 1939 a twelve year old boy gets separated from his boy scout troop, and survives nine harrowing days in the wilderness.

Book of the Week: LOST ON A MOUNTAIN IN MAINE by Donn Fendler and Joseph B. Egan

In 1939 a twelve year old boy gets separated from his boy scout troop, and survives nine harrowing days in the wilderness.

Book of the Week: A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE by Dorothea Jensen

A fourteen-year-old girl meets the famous general.

Book of the Week: OUT OF DARKNESS by Ashley Hope Perez

Ashley Hope Perez’s OUT OF DARKNESS; rage, revenge, and forbidden love in a 1930s Texas town.

Book of the Week: MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr

The author’s long-running Broadway play about a newly-divorced couple, who meet again to avoid a tax audit.