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Marell Takes a Ride Through Time

Reading Through Time

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2marell
Edited: Jun 26, 2019, 4:22pm Top

2019
QUARTERLY READS
April-June: Between Wars (1919-1938

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

MONTHLY READS:
APRIL: THE GREAT EMPTINESS
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen E. Ambrose

JUNE: CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CODE BREAKING
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

3This-n-That
Apr 26, 2019, 3:09pm Top

>2 marell: What did you think of Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors? I hope you enjoy your upcoming reading.

4marell
Edited: May 5, 2019, 5:43pm Top

Oh, sorry, I meant to write about Crazy Horse and Custer but got busy and forgot about it.

I thought it was very well researched. It is quite long and though packed with a lot of information, it is a great read from start to finish. The traditions and beliefs of the Native Americans, especially the Sioux, of course, were especially interesting. I liked the way the author showed the parallels not only between Crazy Horse and Custer but between the Indians and the Army and U.S. government.

The book portrayed neither Crazy Horse or Custer as idols or villains. There are many fascinating characters in this story. The descriptions of that then, and in many places still, wide open country were breathtaking.

Around 2002, we visited the Little Big Horn and I’ve never forgotten it. Since then they have included Native American memorials. I hope to go back someday. The site and the book are highly recommended.

5marell
Edited: Sep 28, 2019, 11:17pm Top

6marell
Edited: Dec 17, 2019, 12:12am Top

QUARTERLY READS
October-December (MODERN HISTORY (1946-Present Day)

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins

MONTHLY READS:

OCTOBER: LOSS
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

NOVEMBER: MARGINALIZED PEOPLE
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla

DECEMBER: LET’S GO RETRO
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield - September 2016 theme, Water, Water Everywhere

7marell
Edited: Jan 14, 6:29pm Top

2020
QUARTERLY READS: January-March (PRE-HISTORY)

Daughter of the Red Deer by Joan Wolf

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