History Book Reviews

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

It’s truly difficult rating a book like this. Many critics have slammed this book for the author’s obvious bias, one-sided presentation, and argumentative tone throughout the book. From a historian’s point of view this is bad history because there will always be at least one side that sees things differently. Taking such a polarizing stance with a delicate subject can …

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Memoir Book Reviews

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

What blows my mind about this book is how incredibly readable and accessible it is, considering the fact that it was written over a century ago. Frederick Douglass was a fugitive slave and a prominent leader of the abolitionist movement. While in captivity, Douglass worked hard to teach himself how to read and write, viewing literacy and an education as …

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