“My Friend Dahmer” by Derf Backderf Review

My Friend Dahmer Author:  John "Derf" Backderf Released:  2012 How lucky are we that Jeffrey Dahmer had a classmate who is a talented cartoonist? My Friend Dahmer is a memoir by John "Derf" Backderf of his "friendship" with Jeffrey Dahmer in Ohio during high school in the 1970's. In addition to his own personal memories of... Continue Reading →

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“Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President” by Ari Hoogenboom

Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President Author:  Ari Hoogenboom Released:  1995 There was, Sherman detailed “a very decided opposition to the Administration in both Houses of Congress, among the Republican members.” Specifically, they objected to Evarts, Shurz, and Key in the cabinet, to making the civil service nonpartisan, to the pacification of the South, and... Continue Reading →

“Grant” by Ron Chernow Review

Grant Author:  Ron Chernow Released:  2017 Grant has been vilified as an incompetent president for the scandals on his watch. Attacking him on that issue became a convenient tool for Reconstruction opponents who sensationalized his failings through congressional hearings and a strident press. But corruption had flourished in American politics since the heyday of Andrew... Continue Reading →

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