In “Witness to the Revolution”, Kiersten Marcil pens a highly readable historical novel about a woman transported back in time to the American Revolution and her efforts to return.
Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.
Most people know H.H. Holmes as the man who built a “murder castle” in Chicago. From there, the tales spiral into tantalizing tendrils of fact and myth, and it’s hard to parse out what is fact and what is fiction. Adam Selzer, in this excellently-crafted biography, helps unravel the H.H. Holmes myth.
Serial killers have existed as long as humanity has. People are fascinated by lurid tales of dastardly deeds performed by depraved individuals. In some cases, the gorier, the better. History tends to focus on male serial killers, such as those named above. Female serial killers exist in history as well, like, for instance, Belle Gunness.