5 Recommendations for Nonfiction November

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Since it’s Nonfiction November 2017 I decided to share 5 of my nonfiction favorites.  Continue reading

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Ladies Guide to History: Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams by Lynne Withey

 

 

“I desire you would Remember the Ladies… Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to forment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Repersentation.”

– Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams is often thought of one of the United States first feminists and in some respects, this is certainly true. She believed that women were not, as often thought, the intellectual inferiors to men and many of her actions back this up. In Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams Lynne Withey discusses Abigail’s life and her contributions to the newly formed United States and to feminism.  Continue reading

Super Late April TBR

I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .

April TBR

  1. Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
  2. Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
  3. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
  4. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  5. The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

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March Wrap-Up

March TBR


Links to Books:

Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields 

Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant 

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

The Ladies Guide to History: Hildegard of Bingen

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Hildegard was a woman who did everything she never was supposed to do and made no apologies for it. She was an abbess, although never officially given the title, composer, prophet, scientist, preacher, author and so many other things. Hildegard came to my attention in music history class when listening to the music of the Medieval Period. Imagine my surprise when a piece of music  played turned out to be beautiful and was written by a woman. This was indeed rare as any other student of music history can attest. Even after a few years this woman still had my interest so I decided to read a biographies about her.  Continue reading