What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A Plague Upon You!
Jim Murphy is an author that I found this year and I am so glad I did. Like Blizzard, I had no prior knowledge of the events chronicled in An American Plague: the True and Terrifying Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. More than 5,000 people in Philadelphia died from Yellow Fever been August 1 and November 9. I feel like I rushed through this book. I had it dialed up to 3 speed on the audible and I think I am going to go back and listen again. Very interesting book and super well done. Again, I am ashamed and bewildered at the treatment of African Americans in our country's history. It just appalls me. Can we ever make amends for such behavior?