The Swamp Fox by John Oller

Although at first blush the title of John Oller's The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution seems a bit hyperbolic, but after reading it, I agree. An excellent book that describes the exploits of one of the saviors of the American Revolution in the South.

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In the Mail

–> Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Wednesday Martin Library Journal Martin has written an eye-opening book about the world of stepfamilies, with a focus on the stepmother. Her well-researched work delves into the animal world, fairy tales, psychology, and sociobiology as she examines from every angle the myth that a well-blended, happy stepfamily is easy to achieve. Sometimes offering differing points of view, she describes examples...

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Honest Abe's 200th

One of the perennial problems us book addicts have is that the books we want to read always outstrip the books we can read.  And as a blogger I regularly dream of connecting my reading to current events and/or holidays and presenting a timely and insightful commentary on the appropriate date. Alas, it is most often not to be.  And today’s 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday is no different.  I had grand plans only to fall behind schedule and miss the...

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–> The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You’re the Only One Like You by Robin Fisher-Roffer Description Everyone’s felt out of place at some point – be they female, minority, a geek, a non-conformist, or just boldly individual. Fearless Fish will show readers how to stay connected while maintaining a unique identity, how to fit in without blending in, how to transform exclusion and have an impact. After all, there is tremendous opportunity for influence...

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