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Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors & WWII

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Tales of Titans, by award-winning author Rich DiSilvio, brings great historical figures to life with concise yet compelling essays, coupled with engaging narratives that enlighten readers to their miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, that have significantly shaped Western civilization.

This handsomely illustrated series offers readers brief biographical overviews and cogent ana
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Published February 1st 2017 by Rich DiSilvio
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Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
‘Our story begins with other men who, although their names ring familiar, their stories often do not.”

New York author Rich DiSilvio, a man as committed to music, art, philosophy and sociology as informed by the fine arts, takes periods of history with all of the fascinating changes, discoveries, triumphs and failures and by introducing some fictional enhancements within the stage setting of this era makes it far more credible. We see so much better through the eyes of witnesses than through the
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tales of Titans Vol3 is the third book in an ongoing series that depicts and retells the tales of some of the historical “giants” throughout our time. This book centers on the era from our Founding Fathers, to WW2. It covers Samuel Adams, James Madison, alexander Hamilton, Harriett Tubman and Churchill to name my personal favourites out of the whole book. The stories are gleaned from personal accounts, historical facts and are constructed into stories that are not just a rehashing. You feel clos ...more
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This offers you a look into some of the people that you heard about in your history classes growing up. Some of the stories are better than others, depending on what your viewpoint on certain people are. I enjoyed the part about Harriet Tubman and I wish we knew even more about her, since so much of the early days in America are shrouded in mystery. I also appreciated that the author noted that her death was essentially at the same time that a major war was brewing on the other side of the world ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Writing History proclaims a person’s true self. Rich DiSilvio reveals his love of true heroes of our past by honoring them with his respectful words. These enticing essays highlighted their lives, but Rich didn’t attempt to cover up their controversial character.

One of my favorite essays was about Susan Anthony and, of course, her good friend Elizabeth Stanton. Together they made a larger impact than each of them could on their own. “It had been said that Elizabeth forged the thunderbolts and Su
Payal Sinha
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
History has always fascinated me and so Tales of Titan proved to be a great read. The good thing about this book is that it is presented in an interesting manner where the heroes are shown with their warts and beauty spots. Usually most of the history books just focus on the bright side of the world heroes, but Rich DiSilvio presented the heroes in a realistic manner and showed their progress to success which was often circumstantial rather that work of great thinking. For example I came to know ...more
Randy M.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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One of the regrets of my grammar school days is my lack of interest in history. This was mostly my own fault as too many things, such as my baseball card collection, were much higher priorities. However, I won’t lay all the blame on myself, as the assigned history textbooks did nothing to inspire interest, let alone capture my imagination. I read the assignments and memorized the places and dates needed to past the tests, but it was all short-term memory that evaporated from my mind once it was ...more
Phil Bolos
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tales of Titans Volume 3 by Rich DiSilvio is a sort of anthology of short biographies of famous people throughout history along with some fictionalized interactions with them. The biographies are short, but they are packed with lots of information on the different individuals featured in the book. The interactions with the people are also interesting and they play off of the facts that are presented in the biographies. The style of writing is excellent for this type of work because it is simple ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! You won’t find history/biography books like this anywhere. DiSilvio has a technique like no other.

In this volume DiSilvio gives us nice overviews of the Founding Fathers, spending more time with some than others. I found the Paine, Washington, and Hamilton chapters in particular very informative, revealing info I wasn’t aware of and appreciating the author’s ability to create vivid and memorable analogies, like those he presented between Hamilton and Jefferson.

The narrative sc
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tales of Titans, vol. 3, is another example of DiSilvio’s exemplary writing style and fervent desire to offer appetizing vignettes of important historical figures within the context of taking the reader on a trip into the era being written about. His deliberate style is both comforting and logical as stories and facts are woven together in order to give the reader an entertaining adventure.

In this volume, which is a short, easy 3-hour read, figures covered range from Samuel Adams to FDR and Chur
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tales of Titans focuses on three separate areas, the founding fathers of America, Women fighting for equal rights in the USA and a brief look at Hitler’s rise to fame. The author’s voice is well rounded and flows well with the odd hint of well-placed humour makes for easy reading.

The majority of the book focuses on the founding fathers of the USA which was incredibly well written and researched, and as a Brit who had little knowledge of these key founders, I found it easy to follow along and ma
Emilie Sovis
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors & WWII is a detailed, well-written exploration of a number of major historical figures including Harriet Tubman, John Adams, and Thomas Paine. The profile of each historical figure is explored in layman’s terms; Tales of Titans is less a history textbook and more an overview for those who might not otherwise explore history books. In this way the history it portrays becomes very digestible, and the characters it highlights become unde ...more
Ivan Hecimovic
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tales of Titans, or by its full name- Tales of Titans: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors and World War II is the third book of the same “genre’’ written by the same author. The fact that this is the third book written about the same topics only emphasizes more the fact that this is something the readers enjoy reading and there are many reasons for a reader to enjoy reading these books. For instance, I love to read literature with historical note and especially if the book is written with so much ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who SAYS "History Classes Has To be BORING"

In this 190 pages of compelling narratives, Rich Di Silvio's historical writings are exciting and historically sound. The Tales of Titans Volume 3 is a breath of fresh air. It is riveting entertaining and incredible historical facts are entwined in the pages of this beautiful book. The biographical accounts are savory and breathtaking. There is always an abundance of information within the pages of Rich's books.

Where were you when I took History Classe
Rachel Kester
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is Volume 3 in the Tales of Titans series by Rich DiSilvio. This volume takes a look at people like the founding fathers, courageous women, and notable people from World War II. You’ll be able to learn more about historical figures like Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Harriet Tubman, and Winston Churchill with this book.
DiSilvio’s writing style makes reading about these historical figures very interesting and uses narratives to help bring up facts about them that many are unaware of. He a
Shanell Meek
Interesting history!

Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors and WWII is the third book in Rich DiSilvios Tales of Titans series. I have to admit it was the women warriors part that caught my attention and drew me in. I love reading about strong women who made an impact on our present by being a force to be reckoned with in the past! I was a bit disappointed that Harriet Tubman and Susan B Anthony didn’t get the big bold introduction as the founding fathers and even Hitler did.
Noel Catherine
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tales of Titans volume 3 is a fantastic continuation of DiSilvio's work, though it does stand apart on its own as a fantastic read if you haven't read his work before. The writing speed is quick and sometimes frantic, bringing you into the stories very quickly and holding you there. It is like you knew these people. This is completely different from a history course or a history book. You get an entertaining story, some adventure, and you'll learn a little bit in the process.
It will likely take
Bianca Grace
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tales of Titans is an admittedly interesting read which provides me with a rich historical background on a place I wish to go to one day.

Most of the book contains very familiar names that have more information than the usual short paragraph descriptions in textbooks at school and provides an in-depth history on the heroic deeds, adventures and political ventures of notable historic figures, as well as few details.on their daily lives and how these figures helped their country grow and come to b
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wish they had these books when I was in school. DiSilvio is a master story-teller and weaves history throughout the story and engages the reader while tucking tidbits of historical facts within the content. This volume has several of the founding fathers, Harriet Tubman, Hitler, Susan Anthony, and many others to learn about. This is an engaging read for both young people and adults and I learned some interesting facts about these historical figures that I did not previously know. DiSilvio take ...more
Carol Flythe
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was in school I always had a hard time being interested in history. I don’t honestly remember a lot of what I learned either. I know that DiSilvo writes historical fiction but the way that he tells his stories really captivates me and I find them to be very interesting.

In Tales & Titans Vol 3, he covers a range of people and includes quotes as well as a bio of sorts for them so now I truly have some more historical knowledge which I think is a good thing. We are doomed to repeat hist
Renee Spicuzza
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it

“Tales of Titans, Vol. 3: Founding Fathers, Women Warriors, & WWII,” is Rich DiSilvio’s continuing novel that does a great job going over all of the historical aspects that riddle earth’s history. It is quite impressive how Disilvio is able to write these narratives from so many different perspectives and be historically accurate. You get to experience influential members of society (the good and the bad) and everything they offered and did to society, which is just very fascinating.
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rich DiSilvio is a prolific author and he has written two previous books in this series. Volume I covers Rome to the Renaissance and Volume II the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age. This, the third volume, covers American history up to the end of the Second World War and I found it absolutely riveting. The author’s style is very accessible and you are plunged into the lives of these “Titans”, enabling you to fix them firmly in their own historical context whilst understanding their motivatio ...more
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From this novel I can see why Rich DiSilvio is an award-winning author. I have not read any of his other novels, but if they are anything like Founding Fathers, Women Warriors and WWII, this author is up there with the bests.

Although this is the third book in the series, you can read it on its own and fully grasp the layout and concept of this narrative. It is not like a follow up from the previous novel.

In this novel, DiSilvio brings great historical figures to life. It features Samuel Adams,
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Rich DiSilvio is a multi-award-winning author of thrillers/mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction and childrens books. He is a scholar of history with a lifetime of interests in ancient civilizations, European & American histories, biographies, architecture, art and music.

Throughout his professional life Rich has engaged several fields; having been an architectural designer