Most people have heard of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) – the night when the Nazis targeted Jews throughout Germany – but most people do not know whose actions were used as the pretext for the attacks. Everyone Has Their Reasons is an excellent look at the fictional musings of one of history’s little-known assassins whose actions created such chaos.
Have you ever wondered who was the last to be killed in combat during a war? I frequently have. Stephen Harding writes about the last American to die in combat in World War II in Last to Die, A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II. Here is a […]
It turned out to be a simple but engaging story about a boy struggling with his heritage and how to fit in but also a short history of the life of Crazy Horse. It is basically a history lesson on Crazy Horse based on the oral history of his people but in the form of a story told by a grandfather on a road trip with his grandson. The fitting in part is just a hook to get the story started.
An absolute gem! I adore this series. And I honestly think I like listening to it better than reading it. Valente’s imagination combined with her voice and personality in the audio version can’t be beat. This final book in the series was as enjoyable as the first and brings the series to a satisfactory conclusion.
Bernard Cornwell has done it again by writing another awesome novel in the Saxon Tales series. Warriors of the Storm is another great story that will keep you turning each page to see what happens next.
The somewhat crude and hormonal attitude of the lead character is off-putting no matter how accurate or realistic. But it is nevertheless a creative and engaging story that tackles some difficult subject with insight and compassion (with the added creativity of the diary format and illustrations).