Category Archives: History

“Forty Gavels: The Life of Reuben Soderstrom and the Illinois AFL-CIO”

FORTY GAVELS: THE LIFE OF REUBEN SODERSTROM AND THE ILLINOIS AFL-CIO – VOLUMES I, II AND III Carl W. Soderstrom MD, Robert W. Soderstrom, Chris M. Stevens, Andrew W. Burt CWS Publishing (2018) ISBN 9780998257532 Reviewed by Susan Violante for … Continue reading

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“Notes from the Trenches” by Gary H. Foster

NOTES FROM THE TRENCHES Gary H. Foster Outskirts Press (2018) ISBN 9781478792741 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/19) In 1917, author Gary Foster’s grandfather, Leo Foster, enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard. He was assigned to be a … Continue reading

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“Romantic Illusions” Book Two – An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy by James Philip Head

ROMANTIC ILLUSIONS BOOK TWO – AN AFFAIR WITH BEAUTY: THE MYSTIQUE OF HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY James Philip Head North Loop Books (2019) ISBN 9781545635278 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (2/19) “Romantic Illusions” is the second book in the … Continue reading

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“Thorlák of Iceland” by Aimee O’Connell

THORLÁK OF ICELAND Aimee O’Connell Chaos To Order Publishing (2018) ISBN 9780990723141 Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (10/18) “Thorlák of Iceland” by Aimee O’Connell is the mostly unknown story of an autistic boy from Iceland who was able … Continue reading

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“What Happened in Craig” by Leland E. Hale

WHAT HAPPENED IN CRAIG Leland E. Hale Epicenter Press (2018) ISBN 9781941890226 Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis For Readers Views (10/18) I selected this book, “What Happened in Craig” by Leland E. Hale, mainly for three reasons. The first, it … Continue reading

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“Hunting Charles Manson” by Lis Wiehl with Caitlin Rother

HUNTING CHARLES MANSON Lis Wiehl with Caitlin Rother Nelson Books (2018) ISBN 9780718092085 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/18) “Hunting Charles Manson” by Lis Wiehl provides an extraordinary look inside the psyche of Charles Manson and his Family. It never ceases to … Continue reading

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“Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North” by Richard Hill

LOST IN THE WOODS: BUILDING A LIFE UP NORTH Richard Hill Gale Force Press (2016) ISBN 9780981737140 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (5/18) What first attracted me to this book was its title, “Lost in the Woods: Building a Life … Continue reading

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