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This is a one-of-a kind interactive history and biography which presents primary sources, newspapers, photographs and other sources to help the reader learn about the subject, Joshua H. Bates.  What kind of person was he?  What were his dreams?  Will he marry the girl?  Will he gain fame in France in the American Expeditionary Force of World War I?  If you love historical discovery or puzzle solving or genealogical research, you will have a panic with this book.  Each chapter divulges more about Josh to help you pull out information from the sources in the chapters.  After that, you can compare your answers with mine.  A detailed bibliography follows.  Enjoy!

Evidence is Lacking. Yet I Still Hope. by Joan Enders

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I had this book sitting on my desk for about a month. Then I hear that it was nominated for a teen “National Book Award” and to the top of the pile it exploded. This book read like a novel, specifically a Dan Brown thriller, with short chapters that hop around the world with stunning tension-filled stories, that are true. I loved the espionage missions of the Norwegian resistance fighters. Perhaps one of the few concerns was that there was no follow-up to the rest of their lives as there was for the American spy, Hall, and the brilliant physicist, Oppenheimer. The epilogue was the only section of the book sprinkled with the author’s viewpoints, but I think this cautionary tale deserves his take on nuclear weapons.

What a nail-biter!

And if you are brave enough to look at the bibliographies, you will be amazed at the attributions! I like how
Sheinkin attributes the direct quotes, not MLA formatted, but in a very reader-friendly.

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