1776: America and Britain at War

This week's post examines American historian David McCullough's 1776: America and Britain at War (2005), which is an account of the events of that fateful year from both the British and American perspectives. Over the course of a long career, McCullough has published numerous bestselling books and has managed that rarest of feats - writing … Continue reading 1776: America and Britain at War

Herbie

Just when you thought my posts could not be any more depressing, here comes one about a dead dog! My dead dog to be exact. Exactly one week ago this morning, we had to say goodbye to our much beloved pooch Herbie. The week since has without a doubt been the worst week of my … Continue reading Herbie

The Penguin History of Latin America/Great Southern Land/aka Taking All The Fun Out Of History

Ok, so this week's book review is a little different to my previous efforts. Primarily because it's more of an opinion piece than a book review (though is there really a difference?) I started out hoping to write about one of a couple of fascinating looking works that I recently got my hands on but … Continue reading The Penguin History of Latin America/Great Southern Land/aka Taking All The Fun Out Of History