Personal Connection to the Past….

The Thoreau You Don’t Know by Robert Sullivan and Civil War Wives by Carol Berkin are two nonfiction books that really take you into the heart, soul, and mind of interesting historical figures. These works truly show how people really are a product of the times they live in, as well as their family upbringings. The authors depict the figures not so much as larger than life figures that have stood out over time, but as humans with thoughts, feelings, and decisions to make in life. Some of those decisions ended up leading these people to become dearly remembered in American History, however we can all relate to them on a more personal level through these two books.


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