Publication Date: November 7, 2016
In 1892, an American journalist named Elizabeth Banks launched the ultimate social experiment. She lived side by side with the people of Victorian England working in all manners of jobs from street sweeper to maid for some of the most demanding matrons in London. She also posed as an heiress to get the perspective of the elite. Adventures of an American Girl in London was originally published in 1894.
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Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Alonzo Fields started working in the White House in 1931 and was the head butler for the four Presidents – Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower. My 21 Years in the White House is a look through the eyes of a man keenly aware of the unique position he held and with nearly unlimited access at crucial points in U.S. history and his encounters with the world leaders that visited.
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Publication Date: July 8, 2008
Over the years, Karen Tintori got hints of matters that no one in the family would talk about. When the sister became the “one they got rid of” as a result of her aunt’s slip of the tongue, Tintori felt compelled to pursue the secret that her family had kept for many years. The author takes the reader on the process from innocent genealogy research to a deep secret uncovered.
Continue reading Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family by Karen Tintori
If you are looking for books dealing with human rights, check out those that have been reviewed on this homepage. Our main post with an overview of books and movies were reviewed for human rights day 2016 will be published later. At the moment, enjoy the Rabid Reader’s Book List for Human Rights Day 2016 and make sure to visit this site later.
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips
Genre: nonfiction, human rights, political science, African-American studies
In 1906, a white woman was brutally raped in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ed Johnson, a black man, was working at his restaurant job when the attack happened but was arrested and charged with the crime. When his lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution and that stay was granted, local folks, led by officials, took the law into their own hands. In a history-changing move, the lynch mob faced federal legal repercussions. Ed Johnson cleared of the rape charges 100 years later. You can read the review of a “Contempt of Court” here.
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Release Date: June 4, 2015
How did a girl born in the Ukraine find love and purpose in South Africa? Miss Fortune is the autobiography by Albina Hume in which she discusses her fears, love and life’s work.
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Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Join Renee and her friend, Inna, as they spend two days touring Paris.
Continue reading Your Invitation to Paris by Renee Bartle
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
A freak accident with a tree limb stopped Heidi’s perfect globetrotting life. As her life suffered a domino effect from the dissolution of her marriage to the hurt of betrayal, Heidi hit the bottom and struggled to rise back to the top. When all balls drop, can things ever be right again?
Continue reading When all the Balls Drop: The Upside of Loosing Everything by Heidi Siefkas
Publication Date: October 14, 2015
A young man comes of age in Haiti. He chronicles his experiences as a mostly free-range child to adulthood and immigration.
Continue reading The Untold Unlocking Of Secrets by James Jean-Pierre
Publication Date: February 14, 2015
After nearly dying of a drug overdose, Gerry Freeman sets out on a voyage of self-discovery by hitchhiking Europe. Gerry finds that no matter how far he runs, there are things he simply cannot escape. Join a man in the late 80s running from his demons through adventure and odd jobs.
Continue reading I Don’t Believe God Wrote The Bible by Gerald Freeman
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
A memoir by Michael Harris of his year at Eniwetok with the Army’s nuclear program.
Continue reading The Atomic Times by Michael Harris