Tag: American history

  • Sheridan’s Secret Mission by Robert Cwiklik

    Sheridan’s Secret Mission by Robert Cwiklik

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Sheridan’s Secret Mission: Wasn’t much of secret. Quick synopsis: The story of when U.S. Grant sent Philip Sheridan to report on the civil unrest and racism in the South. Fact for Non-History People: Black men encompassed 10% of the Union forces. Fact for History Nerds: Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard grew up…

  • Lover Stalker Killer (Netflix)

    Lover Stalker Killer (Netflix)

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Lover Stalker Killer: Thank God I’m not dating anymore. Quick synopsis: The story of a guy who tries to date and ends up with a stalker. Fact for Non-History People: 8% of women and 2% of men have been stalked in their lives. Fact for History Nerds: The average age of…

  • Beverly Hills Spy by Ronald Drabkin

    Beverly Hills Spy by Ronald Drabkin

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Beverly Hills Spy: The climate is even great for spying! Quick synopsis: The story of Frederick Rutland who spied for the Japanese against America in World War II. Fact for Non-History People: Rutland was so poor that when he enlisted in the navy, he was only 5’2” and 85 pounds. Fact…

  • Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin by Scott McGaugh

    Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin by Scott McGaugh

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Brotherhood of the Flying Coffin: There is no damn way you’d get me in one of those things. Quick synopsis: The story of the American glider pilots of World War II. Fact for Non-History People: The U.S. produced 14,612 gliders between 1941 and 1945. Fact for History Nerds: General William Westmoreland…

  • Escaping Twin Flames (Netflix)

    Escaping Twin Flames (Netflix)

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Escaping Twin Flames: Dating is hard enough without this nonsense. Quick synopsis: The story of the Twin Flames Universe, a dating cult. No, that is not a typo. Fact for Non-History People: Their Facebook group had 14,000 people. The interesting part is that people are still using Facebook. Hey-oh! Fact for…

  • Paradise Falls by Keith O’Brien

    Paradise Falls by Keith O’Brien

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Paradise Falls: An entirely different kind of sightseeing. Quick synopsis: The story of the environmental disaster at Love Canal, NY. Fact for Non-History People: The chemical company at the center of this story sold contaminated land to board of education for $1… so the board could build a school on top…

  • Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons by Charlotte Gray

    Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons by Charlotte Gray

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: Mommy knows best. Quick synopsis: A dual biography of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt. Fact for Non-History People: Around the 1850s, 700 British families owned four fifths of the land in Britain. Fact for History Nerds: Between 1870 and 1914, 454 titled Europeans married American…

  • Tripping on Utopia by Benjamin Breen

    Tripping on Utopia by Benjamin Breen

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Tripping on Utopia: I’ll stick to beer, thanks. Quick synopsis: The people and science at the beginning of widespread drug experimentation. Fact for Non-History People: The CIA did experiments with LSD for mind control purposes. Fact for History Nerds: LSD was first synthesized by Swiss scientists in the 1930s. My Take…

  • American Girls by Jessica Roy

    American Girls by Jessica Roy

    Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for American Girls: I’m just thankful I have brothers after reading this one. Quick synopsis: The story of an American girl who joins ISIS and the sister who tries to bring her home. Fact for Non-History People: When the girls’ mother thought their house was haunted, church leaders identified the source of…