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On Bended Knees by Bill   Cunningham
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This is another narrative about Night Riders, a tale of tobacco growers in western Kentucky and Tennessee banding together to fight the Duke monopoly. With Duke manipulating tobacco prices, the growers fought back the only way they could: refusing to ...more
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The Tobacco Night Riders Of Kentucky And Tennessee, 1905 1909 by James O. Nall
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Night Riders symbolized a brief period of violence in the early 1900s in western Kentucky and Tennessee where tobacco growers banded together to achieve fair prices for their crops. Much like John D. Rockefeller accomplished in assembling a monopoly ...more
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John D. Rockefeller's Secret Weapon by Albert Z. Carr
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While this book took me a long time to finish, it was other business that delayed me...this was a good book. I am not giving anything away by sharing that JDR's secret weapon was the railroad tank car...and this book is essentially a corporate histor ...more
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The Africans by David Lamb
The Africans
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“The Africans” by David Lamb was an interesting look at Africa during a very specific time frame. It is pretty obvious one would be hard-pressed to write a book summarizing African history in a mere 300 pages…and this book does not attempt to do that ...more
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Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder
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“Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin” by Timothy Snyder is a chilling reminder of how many of the deaths during WWII were not from military actions but, rather, from the starving and killing programs carried on by Germany’s Hitler and Russia ...more
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The Crash Detectives by Christine Negroni
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“The Crash Detectives” by Christine Negroni was a good read. To begin with full disclosure…I was given this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. While the title alludes to “detectives,” there really isn’t much of that in the narrative. But that aside, ...more
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The World Crisis, 1911-1918 by Winston S. Churchill
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“The World Crisis” by Winston Churchill is a masterwork on World War I…this tome being a one volume abridgement of his five volume composition. While at times the narrative comes off as “I Told You So” it is very hard to argue long with someone who w ...more
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Code Girls by Liza Mundy
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“Code Girls” by Liza Mundy was a delightful story, and one not told before. This book joins that genre that has been abuilding about barely known or almost forgotten groups – often women – whose untold or rarely told stories show how much they have c ...more
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Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly
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“Catherine of Aragon” by Garrett Mattingly was a delightful adventure. Reading Mattingly’s other masterpiece “The Armada” is what pushed me to follow more of his work…thus I arrived at Catherine of Aragon. As usual Mattingly writes with deep knowledg ...more
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