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    On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History by Matthew C MacWilliams – A Book Review

    Authoritarianism is NOT a new threat to American democracy, Matthew C MacWilliams explains in his new book, On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History. I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. My Thoughts on On Fascism On Fascism is a timely book. It also is, in a nutshell, disturbing, and a little bit horrifying – as it should be. It serves to push against the idea of American exceptionalism. Its chapters focus on twelve times in American history where our democratic…

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    2017 Bloggers’ Choice Awards: Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western

    The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in!  From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017. Today we are featuring our choices for Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western! From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it! First up is our pick for Best Non-Fiction History: the fascinating book Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider. Click to learn more about: Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider Yonderings by…

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    What I’m Reading Wednesday: Dead Wake

    I’ve been reading quite a bit of narrative non-fiction of late, and my book choice for “What I’m Reading Wednesday” does not disappoint. In the way that Erik Larson’s other books have entertained as much as educated, I have found his newest release  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania to be a page-turner and an eye-opener. His telling has plenty of detail and brings the story to life. Did I know the story of the Lusitania? I thought I did, but this book proved that I had a back-cover summary of the events in contrast to the complex reality. The Lusitania was a ship in the British Cunard line that made…