History’s Personal Costs

When she illustrates history’s personal costs, Barbara Kingsolver, in her 2007 historical novel The Lacuna, makes history come. alive. She tackles Mexico’s culture from the sixteenth century Aztecs’ battles with Montezuma to the exile of L. D. Trotsky in Mexico during the 1930s and beyond, into twentieth century North American …

Women in World War II: RADIO memoir rated high

A judge in the 2018 Writer’s Digest self-published book competition awarded 96 percent of  (29 of 30) available rating points to Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces, by Alice H. Green (1913-1982) and Peter H. Green. This contemporaneous memoir concerns the role of women in World War II …

Civil War saga–the next Gone with the Wind?

A new Civil War novel by Ed Protzel inspired by the era’s white-hot passions evokes  Margaret Mitchell’s classic tale, Gone with the Wind. Half-breed Seminole Durksen Hurst, a perpetual misfit and charlatan who must keep moving to avoid the victims of his schemes, tired of his game, returns to his …

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