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Review: Bridget’s Hanging by Sheila Duane

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★★★★½ Bridget’s Hanging by Sheila Duane is the author’s presentation of the historical account of the life and times of Bridget Deignan (a.k.a. Durgan or Dergan) who was sentenced to hang in the town of New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1867. An Irish immigrant from a Catholic upbringing ousted from her home at the age of 22, she became a ... Read More »

Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber

Béla's Letters by Jeff Ingber

Béla’s Letters by Jeff Ingber is a work of historical fiction so closely tied to history that it reads more like a moving non-fiction account. Inspired by Ingber’s family history, the novel spans eight generations, beginning with Béla who endures the horrors of the Holocaust, and the terrible aftermath where survivors feel guilt, sorrow and immeasurable pain trying to put ... Read More »

Review: The Emergence of One American Nation by Donald J. Fraser

The Emergence of One American Nation by Donald J. Fraser.

★★★★ In the divided political climate of modern America, it’s time to look back at the differences, and the similarities, to the early days of the truly United States of America. In The Emergence of One American Nation by Donald J. Fraser, the spotlight is on the days of the founding fathers, their concordances, their bitter disagreements, their unions, and ... Read More »

Review: A Walk Through Minden by Lillian Frazer

A Walk Through Minden by Lillian Frazer

★★★★½ A Walk Through Minden: In the Lives of the Crone and Vegh Families, by Lillian (Sissy Crone) Frazer, is a treasure trove of facts for historians and those interested in Minden and West Virginian coal mining families. Frazer traces her immigrant ancestors from their earliest beginnings in the United States and their travels to Minden, a small mining camp ... Read More »