Lifestyle

Women’s History Month: The Right to Ride a Bike

I remember taking a class on women's history in the U.S. during my senior year in college and being so completely blown away by women's involvement in everything from arts to science, design, sports, government, civil rights, fashion, and pretty much everything. It was kind of ridiculous that women's involvement in history was not taught… Continue reading Women’s History Month: The Right to Ride a Bike

Books

The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

  In The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, A. J. Baime tells the story of Henry Ford’s humble beginnings as an inventor, his complicated life in the public eye, and Ford Motor Company’s crucial involvement in WWII. The pursuit to become the “first successful automaker”[1]… Continue reading The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson

  “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion” by Edward J. Larson offers a thorough rendition of the trial of John T. Scopes and the case against the teachings of evolution in public schools. It was a debate that first took America by storm in 1925 and… Continue reading Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson