History Read-Along: Gunner’s Run, Introduction

We’re going to do another read-along on Gazette665 this autumn, and our new book is family friendly and historical fiction! I’ve read this historical novel before and it was one of my favorite history story books in the high school years.

It’s got fast-paced adventure! It’s set in World War II (so we’ll continue “World War II Wednesdays)! There are airplanes, prison escapes, good character qualities, faith struggles, and a glimpse at different responses to the war in Europe. Continue reading

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History Read Along – Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945, Conclusion

Well, folks, we did it! If you read along with us this summer, you’ve now completed an overview study of World War II as presented by Max Hasting in Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945. And if reading those hundreds of pages wasn’t quite your “cup of tea,” perhaps the chapter notes every Wednesday here on the blog added some more history facts to your knowledge!

This was the first official read-along Gazette665 hosted, and we’ve got more planned for the future. For today’s first blog post, though, I wanted to share a few final thoughts on Inferno and welcome your opinions as we wrap up the discussion. Continue reading

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1863: “Fine Fellows Going To Kill Or Be Killed”

September 1863

At Kingsville I caught a glimpse of our army. Longstreet’s corps going west. 

God bless the gallant fellows. Not one man intoxicated – not one rude word did I hear. It was a strange sight – miles, apparently, of platform cars – soldiers rolled in their blankets, lying in rows,heads and all covered, fast asleep. In their gray blankets, packed in regular order, they looked like swathed mummies. Continue reading

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Tea With Sarah: Summer’s End

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

I realize I missed a tea two weeks ago. My apologies. I’ve been working a real job and finishing a manuscript and that weekend I also needed to attend a history event. Writing time has not been as regular as usual, but it’s good to be “here” today.

Now that we’re in the middle of September, summer is definitely coming to an end. (The first day of autumn is actual on the 22nd of this month.) So we’ll be talking about our favorite summer memories and goals for the coming season.

If this was a real tea party, I think we’d have iced spice tea and apples with caramel sauce… Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Charles Lindbergh

One of the most famous aviation pioneers in American history is Charles Lindbergh. Just twenty-four years after the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight in history, Lindbergh made a solo flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris.

Here are the top ten things you should know about Charles Lindbergh, his flights, and his life… Continue reading

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History Read Along – Inferno: The World at War, Chapters 25-26

Today we discuss the final two chapters in this World War II history book that we’ve been reading all summer!

Next week we’ll feature a final wrap up on this book and announce the next read-along which will be family friendly and another World War book.

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