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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 480 pages.

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong - James W. Loewen

This is becoming a more and more disturbing read.


Massacres that never happened.  Lynchings that did.  Honorable veterans who murdered their neighbors, but who still were honored.  Native Americans robbed of their names.  (I haven't got to anything yet about how they were robbed of their culture, their language, their children. . . . and I hope there aren't monuments to that but there probably are.)


Loewen makes a comment in the opening material in which he wonders if interstellar aliens, visiting our part of the planet, would conclude on the basis of our monuments that our favorite activity was war.  Maybe that's not such a bad concept to contemplate this Memorial Day week-end.