After Lincoln – Langguth

Some non-fiction can be a bit dry for me, but this wasn't so bad. I realized while reading it that American's tend to remember a fair amount about the Civil War and Lincoln's presidency, and then we skip ahead to the 1900s. But the immediate aftermath of the Lincoln's assassination did a lot to shape … Continue reading After Lincoln – Langguth


After Freedom – Newman & De Lannoy

Apartheid in South Africa already seems like such a distant memory. Since the rise of Nelson Mandela, many of us in the West have closed the door on that portion of history and just assume that all is well now in the Rainbow Nation. Newman and De Lannoy are both American sociologist who spend a … Continue reading After Freedom – Newman & De Lannoy