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“The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden. It can‘t be shirked. You carry it everywhere. There‘s nothing for it but to get to know it.”
-Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Truth... and beautiful photo 💙 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @PickingBooks you‘re welcome 💗 4mo
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While I loved the ideas of the book and it helped gain a valuable insight into Lincoln, Mrs.Lincoln, and how Mrs. Keckly was able to start a successful dressmaking business as a former slave. I did not like how involved the sewing aspect was talked about and I got mad about how Keckly still put Mrs. Lincoln above herself. Yet, that is telling of the times I suppose.
Well researched historical fiction.

Lynnsoprano Have you read the author‘s books that focus on quilters? I haven‘t read this book, but the emphasis on the sewing doesn‘t surprise me, given how the mechanics of quilting sometimes seemed as important as the characters. Good stories, but after a while I‘d had enough. 10mo
R.L.Walker No, I haven't. If the author likes sewing then that would make sense and would appeal to others who enjoy quilting. I learned a lot about the skill it takes so it was well thought. Just too much for me. I wanted more of the historical aspect. :) #historynerd 10mo
Lynnsoprano @R.L.Walker Love your hashtag! I need to remember to use it. Just FYI, when you respond to a comment, unless you tag the person who commented they won‘t know that you‘ve responded. I just happened to be reading your feed, since I like to check in on new followers. 10mo
R.L.Walker @Lynnsoprano thank you for the heads up! I will make to do so from now on. :) 10mo
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Listening to this while doing some Christmas shopping and I was surprised by the fact that the Bath School Bombing happened at the same time Charles Lindbergh was making his famous flight. Being from Michigan the Bath School Bombing is something that I‘ve heard about many, many times. #connectinghistory #historynerd

Jennick2004 I‘ve never heard of it, but now I‘ll have to look it up! 10mo
OrangeMooseReads @Jennick2004 deadliest school massacre in US history. The details make it incredibly horrific especially for its time. 10mo
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So I am a huge history nerd and my friend sent me this post the other day because she found the book that one of the men that the HBO show Band of Brothers portrays. I really like that show and it‘s amazing to find the book the real man wrote :) #nonfiction #bobliophile #booknerd #historynerd

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I‘m touring Philadelphia this week and the #historynerd in me is so very happy 😃. I‘ve checked a couple things off my bucket list and have a small book haul.

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Found this wonderfully horrible porcelain figures at a local goodwill shop and couldn't decide wether to include it into my #JaneAustenSwap package. What do you say? Worth the laugh or whorthless clutter?

jillannjohn ❤️❤️😂😂 2y
DivineDiana I could be wrong, but I think the powdered wigs indicate a different era than Jane? 2y
TommieMarie74 @DivineDiana I think you might be right. That would be closer to Marie Antoinette‘s era. 2y
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wanderinglynn 😂 They are funny, but I have to second @DivineDiana - powdered wigs (perukes) were worn in the 18th century, a trend that died out with the French Revolution, whereas Jane‘s books are set in the Regency period of the early 19th century. #historynerd 2y
Heideschrampf @DivineDiana @TommieMarie74 @wanderinglynn thanks! I wasn't sure, but yeah, they do have a more french feel! Good thing i gave them a pass ;) 2y
benchley1 Yeah, but awesome. 2y
Sarah83 So happy about that. 🙈 2y
Mdargusch I think they‘re pretty awesome 2y
DivineDiana @Heideschrampf But they are fab! My favorite is the having tea couple! 2y
Heideschrampf @Sarah83 i cannot fathom why!?! Haha! @benchley1 @Mdargusch @DivineDiana if anyone is interested i'm happy to go back for you. I think they were only 4€ each. About 15cm in hight i'd guess. 😝 2y
Sarah83 Oh my... 🙈🤷 2y
Heideschrampf @sarah83 we will definately have to meet up for the swap, the box is so full already, it will be easier to just bring it by myself ;) 2y
Sarah83 What are you shopping? 😍 2y
Heideschrampf @Sarah83 oh just random things. I like going in those shops, sometimes you find awesome stuff and it's both nicer and cheaper than ikea! 2y
Sarah83 That's really true 🤗 2y
CrowCAH Cute, but based on the clothing, not quite Regency era. 2y
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Up next. #historynerd

Lcsmcat I read Devil in the White City several months ago. If you‘ve read it, I‘d be interested to hear your opinion on how their ideas about him compare. 2y
GarthRanzz I‘ve had this on my TBR for quite awhile. Maybe next time I‘m in a non-fiction mood I‘ll dig it out. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Lcsmcat I have read that one. I will definitely be comparing. 2y
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Long drive, may as well learn something. #historynerd #historybuff #nerdsrule #sadbuttrue #Overdrive

LitLogophile This one is great! 2y
nofutureparttwo I thought this book was excellent 2y
goodbyefrancie @LitLogophile @nofutureparttwo It's really good, but so hard to listen to. 2y
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Every now and then I read non fiction. I'm working my way through Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge right now. The movie was so amazing and the book provides so much more details. I like reading about people's experiences of WWII and The Great War. #historynerd

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Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words | Benjamin Franklin
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This was an enjoyable book, especially if you like quotes and history. It explains some of Franklin's most famous sayings in terms that most kids today will understand and includes great historical information. The illustrations are also a lot of fun. #historynerd #youthservices #yslibrarian

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