Book Review: The Colour of Treason

The Colour of Treason by S. M. Harrison A Studied Look at the Kingmaker  "They have but two rulers in England: Monsieur de Warwick and another whose name I have forgotten."–The Governor of Abbeville, letter written March 1464 to King Louis XI, King of France For those familiar with the major players within the Wars of the Roses, the …

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Alaska Day Book Review: Remembering an Extraordinary Arctic Rescue

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler [Alaska Day banner to be replaced]   In March of 1867, after a long and arduous debate resulting in what was then labeled “Seward’s Folly,” the United States acquired by purchase from Russia the Alaska Territory. Later that year, on …

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Bonding With Books: Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer

Every year at the start of school I gift my son his Schultüte, a small gift bag with goodies, school supplies, etc., a sort of “welcome to the new school year” packet of treats. It has evolved from the traditional cone to a gift bag, partly because he adores those sacks, but also because from …

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