Bones Never Lie

A book review of Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries by Elizabeth Macleod Stars: *** Annick Press (2013)Children’s History/Science160 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: How did King Tut really die? The mystery of the young pharaoh’s… Read More »

The Clean Body: A Modern History

A book review of The Clean Body: A Modern History by Peter Ward Stars: ***** McGill-Queen’s University Press (2019) History 344 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: How often did our ancestors bathe? How often did they wash their clothes and… Read More »

The Biblical Clock

A book review of The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking The Universe and Humanity With God’s Plan by Daniel Friedmann with Dania Sheldon Stars: *** CreateSpace (2019) History/Religion 394 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Science and religion have two… Read More »

The Monopolists

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon Stars: **** Bloomsbury (2015) Biographies/Board Games/Historical Study 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets,… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos: American Cooking From the 1920s Through Today by Loretta Frances Ichord Stars: *** Millbrook Press (2007) Cooking/American History/Children’s Nonfiction 63 pages Summary: A history of 20th century American food describes innovative foods and technologies that changed the market, explains the cultural significance of food, and provides recipes for traditional American… Read More »

All The Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg Stars: ***** Annick Press (2016) History/Science 104 pages Summary: All the Dirt is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of personal hygiene. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author gives a quick overview of the topic. Throughout most of history, people… Read More »