Category Archives: History

Book Write-Up: D.L. Moody—-A Life

Kevin Belmonte.  D.L. Moody—-A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World-Changer.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014.  See here for Moody Publisher’s page about this book. Dwight L. Moody was an influential Christian evangelist in the nineteenth century.  He started schools, preached, and worked to … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

Jay Milbrandt.  The Daring Heart of David Livingstone: Exile, African Slavery, and the Publicity Stunt that Saved Millions.  Nashville: Nelson Books (An Imprint of Thomas Nelson), 2014. David Livingstone was a nineteenth century English explorer and missionary.  The Daring Heart … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Roman Way, by Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton.  The Roman Way.  New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1932, 1960. Edith Hamilton wrote about the Greeks, the Romans, the Hebrew Bible, and Christianity during her retirement.  I recently read her first book, The Greek Way, and I … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Greek Way, by Edith Hamilton

Edith Hamilton.  The Greek Way.  New York: Random House, 1930, 1942. Edith Hamilton wrote a number of books about ancient Greece and Rome.  She even wrote one about the Hebrew Bible.  The Greek Way was her very first book, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes.  The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  HarperCollins, 2007. I enjoyed Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  Whereas her biography of Calvin Coolidge was rather heavy, her prose in … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Coolidge, by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes.  Coolidge.  HarperCollins, 2013. Amity Shlaes is a conservative.  And she appears to be a fairly well-connected conservative: How many Acknowledgements have you read that thank a recent President (in this case, George W. Bush), saying that this former … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Tolstoy, by A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson.  Tolstoy.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 1988. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author, who lived from 1828-1910.  Examples of his works include War and Peace and Anna Karenina.  He also wrote short stories that have … Continue reading

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