Tag Archives: History

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Debbie    May 22, 2017    Comments Off on Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, David Grann has turned his considerable detective skills to Osage Indians and the reign of terror in Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Little …

Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

Amy B.    May 9, 2017    Comments Off on Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt looks at cannibalism from an evolutionary standpoint and finds that there are times when eating members of one’s own species makes a certain amount of sense. Cannibalism is a common behavior …

Where the Jews Aren’t by Masha Gessen

Amy B.    January 10, 2017    Comments Off on Where the Jews Aren’t by Masha Gessen

“Where the Jews aren’t” is Birobidzhan, a region in the far east of Russia, beyond Siberia and close to the Chinese border. After the Russian Revolution, this area was proposed as the site of an autonomous Jewish homeland within the …