Revolutions

The American Revolution from Another Perspective

It’s the Fourth of July weekend here in the United States:  a holiday that expands and contracts depending on where in the week it falls.  It’s a good time to think about the complexity of revolutions in general, and the American Revolution in particular. In Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution,…

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A Q & A With Christopher Klein: When the Irish Invaded Canada

Christopher Klein’s When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom tells one of those overlooked stories from history that make your jaw drop. Here’s the short version: A year after the end of the American Civil War, veterans from both the Union and Confederate…

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Petra Herrera Wanted To Be a General

I’ve continued to stumble across stories of women warriors in the year since I turned in the manuscript (1) for Women Warriors. Sometimes people walk up to me after a book event and ask “Have you heard about [fill in the blank]?“ (2) It’s humbling how often the answer is no. The other question people…

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