Review: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman

In The Field of Blood, Joanne Freeman traces the history of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War. Drawing on a range of historical sources, Freedman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict, duels, and lifelong grudges.  This was a fascinating look at Congressional history. While … More Review: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman

Review: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Human Sacrifice investigates some recent cases of human sacrifices and ritual killings throughout the world. With the use of police reports and interviews, Jimmy Lee Shreeve tells the history of these cases.  This book was interesting. I didn’t realize ritualistic killings and human sacrifice was still happening around the world. Certain cultures still use human … More Review: Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Expose of Ritual Killing Worldwide by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Review: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Title: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2018 Authors: Various Edited by: Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain  Genre: Nonfiction Length: 14 hours 2 min Four Hundred Souls is a collection of essays and poems chronicling 400 years of African American history. The essays began in 1619 with the ‘White Lion’ … More Review: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Title: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America Author: Ann Neumann Narrator: Suzanne Toren Genre: Nonfiction Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins In The Good Death, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann examines what it means to die in the United States. She discusses end-of-life care, right to die, medical ethics, starvation deaths, … More Review: The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America by Ann Neumann

Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Title: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Author: Carol Anderson Narrator: Pamela Gibson Genre: Nonfiction Length: 6 hours 5 min “White rage is not about visible violence, but rather it works its way through the courts, the legislatures, and a range of government bureaucracies. It wreaks havoc subtly, almost imperceptibly. Too imperceptibly, … More Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

ARC Review: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula by Koren Shadmi

Title: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula Author: Koren Shadmi Genre: Nonfiction Comic Pages: 160 This is a comic biography detailing the rise and fall of the horror film icon Bela Lugosi. Lugosi is a household name because he brought to life Dracula and embodied the role multiple times during his career. Unfortunately … More ARC Review: Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula by Koren Shadmi

Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Author: Michelle Alexander Narrator: Karen Chilton Genre: nonfiction Length: 16 hrs 57 mins “The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, dwarfing the rates of nearly every developed country, even surpassing those in highly repressive regimes like Russia, … More Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Review: Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World by Scott McCormick

Title: Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World Author: Scott McCormick Narrators: Sean Patrick Hopkins, Kevin T. Colins, Gabriel Vaughan, Cary Hite, Khristine Hvam, Margaret Ying Drake, Eddy Lee, Feodor Chin Series: Rivals! #3 Genre: Nonfiction, History Length: 3 hrs 11 mins Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World takes us back in history to discuss the … More Review: Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World by Scott McCormick

Review: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World by Scott McCormick

Title: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World Author: Scott McCormick Narrators: Bill Andrew Quinn, Raphael Corkhill, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Flynn Earl Jones, Khristine Hvam, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Elizabeth Evans, Gabriel Vaughan, Ramon De Ocampo, Marc Vietor, Josh Hurley, Ron Butler Series: RIvals! #2 Genre: Nonfiction, History Length: 2h 14m … More Review: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World by Scott McCormick

Review: Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World by Scott McCormick

Title: Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World Author: Scott McCormick Narrators: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, Gabriel Vaughan, Josh Hurley Series: Rivals! #1 Genre: Nonfiction, History Length: 2h 55min Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World discusses four different rivals throughout history that caused huge changes to their fields. This audiobook covers the feuds between … More Review: Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World by Scott McCormick

Review: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Title: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Author: Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz Narrator: Laural Merlington Series: ReVisioning American History #3 Genre: Nonfiction, History Length: 10h 18m In this book, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples discussing how for centuries the Native Americans actively resisted the … More Review: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz