Lies Across America Review

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Lies Across America Review

A quick trip to any historic landmark or memorial in New York City can show that public historical monuments can frequently stretch the truth. The monument of Columbus in Columbus Circle, for example, includes his achievements as a cartographer and explorer, as well as his “discovery” of America. What is not included, is his horrific […]

The Use of Imagined Dialogue in Tinseltown: Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on The Use of Imagined Dialogue in Tinseltown: Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

The task of writing works of popular history can prove challenging. The author can chose to write an account that is historically accurate, but may be perceived by popular audiences as boring, or exciting but potentially exaggerated. William J. Mann’s Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood is a dramatic account of […]

A Comparison of Reviews for David McCullough’s “John Adams”

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on A Comparison of Reviews for David McCullough’s “John Adams”

Historical works frequently do not reach popular audiences the way other literary works do. Those who do face a wider variety of criticism. Not only do they face the criticism of scholarly academic reviews, they also face the criticism of popular book reviews. For this project I will compare two reviews written for popular audiences […]

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