The First Battle of Manassas: A Captivating Guide to the First Battle of Bull Run That Took Place at the Start of the American Civil War

The causes of the American Civil War, which lasted from April 1861 to May 1865, were many and complex. At the heart of the disagreement, however, was slavery. The Southern states of the newly formed but illegal Confederacy were prepared to fight the US federal government to the death to retain their right to keep… Continue reading The First Battle of Manassas: A Captivating Guide to the First Battle of Bull Run That Took Place at the Start of the American Civil War

The Mayflower: A Captivating Guide to a Cultural Icon in the History of the United States of America and the Pilgrims’ Journey from England to the Establishment of Plymouth Colony

In fact, of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower, only about 40 were fleeing England for religious reasons. The Reformation brought sweeping changes across Europe. In England, that led to the formation of a small congregation of radicals known as the Separatists. These were ordinary farmers and craftsmen who simply didn’t believe in the Anglican… Continue reading The Mayflower: A Captivating Guide to a Cultural Icon in the History of the United States of America and the Pilgrims’ Journey from England to the Establishment of Plymouth Colony

The Battle of Shiloh: A Captivating Guide to the One of the Bloodiest Battles of the American Civil War

The Battle of Shiloh was fought along the Tennessee River near the border with Mississippi when the Confederates attempted to prevent the Union forces, who were led by future US president Ulysses S. Grant, from seizing the vital railroad junction at Corinth, Mississippi. When the battle began, the forces of the North and the South… Continue reading The Battle of Shiloh: A Captivating Guide to the One of the Bloodiest Battles of the American Civil War

Pompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Rule of the Roman Empire

Pompeii was destroyed by the horrific eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, which buried at least two thousand unlucky people. Pompeii became a mysterious tomb, hiding secrets of Rome and other civilizations that influenced the life and culture of the city and its people. Who were the Pompeiians, and how did they live before… Continue reading Pompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Rule of the Roman Empire

History of Virginia: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Mother of States, Starting from Jamestown through the American Revolution and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House to the Present

From being the home of some of the first people in America to being the birthplace of the United States, Virginia has had an incredibly rich and interesting history even before its inauguration as a state. Virginia was once the most populous and affluent state in the country and the birthplace of many of the… Continue reading History of Virginia: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Mother of States, Starting from Jamestown through the American Revolution and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House to the Present

The Suburban Grower: Sustainable DIY Raised Bed Gardening That Produces Thriving Fruit and Vegetables From the First Harvest

Growing your own food isn’t as time-consuming as you think: all you need to do is learn the simple secrets of the raised bed. With just a weekend set aside to build and prepare your beds, you can set your family up for an easy and successful garden. Say goodbye to droopy grocery store veg:… Continue reading The Suburban Grower: Sustainable DIY Raised Bed Gardening That Produces Thriving Fruit and Vegetables From the First Harvest

Hindu Myths: Captivating Indian Myths and Legends from the Bhagavata Purana and Mahabharata

The Hindu epic poem Mahabharata by itself is ten times longer than both the Iliad and Odyssey combined. Not only does the Mahabharata have tales of heroic exploits and derring-do, but it also contains complex and sophisticated philosophical writings. In fact, the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important Hindu religious texts, is itself a… Continue reading Hindu Myths: Captivating Indian Myths and Legends from the Bhagavata Purana and Mahabharata

Turning Points in the History of International Relations: 1908-2008

The book defines what a turning point in the history of international relations is and then proceeds to assess, in a thought-provoking manner, some of the principal turning points from 1908 to 2008. The concluding chapter finds some common denominators among them and asks whether turning points can be determined objectively, as one can with… Continue reading Turning Points in the History of International Relations: 1908-2008

German History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Germany and Germania

Two captivating manuscripts in one book: History of Germany: A Captivating Guide to German History, Starting from 1871 through the First World War, Weimar Republic, and World War II to the Present Germania: A Captivating Guide to the History of a Region in Europe Where Germanic Tribes Dominated and How It Transformed into Germany Germany… Continue reading German History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Germany and Germania