I tried to fill my commute with podcasts. I really tried. I found a couple I like. Literally, a couple: West Wing Weekly and The British History Podcast. Don’t worry! I can, in fact, hear you groaning about what I nerd am! I’ve tried audiobooks off and on. Usually, it’s been a result of being … Continue reading Audiobooks Worth Turning Up
If you're not into history, these books may change your mind. While this may sound odd, this probably my favorite, or at least most frequently read time period. I'd blame it on my history degree, but this started well before college. This is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with something for everyone. 1. Life … Continue reading 8 Books Set During World War II
I recently had to put together some ideas for a Midwest road trip for work. It doesn't happen often that I do anything travel related. But it got me thinking about a road trip, around the Midwest or out West. These books will either inspire you or satisfy your need to hit the road. 1. … Continue reading 5 books about the Great American Road Trip
On Dupont Circle by James Srodes centers around the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and what became a circle of influential friends. Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood became the gathering place for young politically-minded progressives with the election President Woodrow Wilson – the great hope of the progressive movement. Think a hopey, changey campaign a century before Obama made it cool. And so the progressives came. Seeking government jobs, to lobby pet issues, or as writers of emerging magazines – but regardless, all of them looking to find their place and make their mark on history.