Book Review: “Side by Side” and “Becoming Bonnie” by Jenni L.Walsh

Bonnie and Clyde: the gangster and his moll. The nearly two-year crime spree that captured the country’s attention. The bitter end in a hail of gunfire. We’ve all heard the story, watched the movies, maybe even fantasized a glamorous life on the run. But really—who was Bonnie Parker? In Side by Side and Becoming Bonnie, … Continue reading Book Review: “Side by Side” and “Becoming Bonnie” by Jenni L.Walsh

Book Review: “A Light of Her Own” by Carrie Callaghan

Judith Leyster. Do you recognize the name? What if I added a list of her contemporaries?  Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer. “Aha!” you might say. “She’s an artist.” And indeed she was. A very gifted seventeenth century Dutch artist, and one whose works were not recognized as her own until the late nineteenth century. She was the … Continue reading Book Review: “A Light of Her Own” by Carrie Callaghan

Book Review: Death, Disease, and Life at War by Christopher E. Loperfido

I spent much of my early life hearing stories about "Uncle Jim," aka James D. Benton, my great-great-grandfather's brother. My father, a huge Civil War buff, visited local school groups and historical societies, dressed in Uncle Jim's uniform and sharing his stories of battle conditions. His (unrealized) dream was to publish a book about the … Continue reading Book Review: Death, Disease, and Life at War by Christopher E. Loperfido