“Out of the Darkness” offers a vivid depiction of 19th-century England during the Industrial Revolution, following the life of Thomas Wright, a miner striving for safer conditions against a system of corruption. There’s much to recommend this story including strong female characters and historical authenticity. The protagonist, however, often comes across as overly heroic and without flaws.
The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, known for its diverse medical history exhibits, is undergoing significant changes under new Executive Director. These include canceling popular events, scrapping their online presence, and restructuring the institution’s branding. The changes, perceived as abrupt and out-of-touch with the museum’s community, have raised concerns among members, former staff, and fans about the museum’s future direction and respect for its heritage.
Æthelflæd, daughter of the Anglo-Saxon king Alfred the Great, must unite her people against domestic rebels and foreign incursions in this meticulously-researched and vibrantly-written novel.
The strength, love, bravery, courage, resilience, and endurance of a Jewish Hungarian family that crosses generations forms the nucleus of “The Politzer Saga”, this utterly enthralling nonfiction work by Linda Ambrus Broenniman. Ambrus Broenniman shares their memories and allows them to live on in all of her readers. It’s a story that will not easily be forgotten.
“The Merchant from Sepharad” continues “The Sugar Merchant” series with the travels of Joshua ben Elazar who is tasked with establishing a mercantile presence between Europe and Asia. In a world brimming with political and religious upheaval, Joshua must contend with external and internal forces to ensure his journey’s success.
Author Brent J. Ludwig tackles a plethora of themes “Those Who Would Be King”: deep corruption and power in politics, the tangible and intangible remnants of colonialism, and struggles for democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. This provocative novel helps readers reflect on historical and present issues that have faced third-world countries and, perhaps, recognize the complexities of post-colonialism.