Prolific author Homer J. Adams, whose previously published books included suggestions for college students and wisdom for senior citizens, now takes on a much larger and more difficult subject-history!
"People don't automatically like history," writes the author, "but they love a good story. History is a story, or rather a collection of stories, about people and how they lived and loved. These accounts are shot through with humor and human interest . . . which, for too long, has been minimized in the study of history."
In his new offering, Mr. Adams's selections are rich in colorful anecdotes and vivid imagery. He is also a talented storyteller with a love for creating distinct character portrayals that readers can easily embrace. Therein lies the readability of these historical references . . . readers will easily absorb the storyline while becoming enchanted with the story itself and its characters.
For instance, in the World History section, there are engaging vignettes on "Queen Elizabeth's Toothache," "Columbus and the Moon's Eclipse," and "Galileo." Elsewhere, the section on the Nineteenth Century includes "Dirty Politics-1824" and "Yankee Inventiveness," while the Current Century section includes a homage to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"I hope that these brief historical accounts," writes Mr. Adams, "will add to the readers knowledge of past events and the way people lived."
|Publisher:||Vantage Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|