Book to Documentary Review: “The Soul of America” by Jon Meacham

OOH BOY has it been a time since I’ve done one of these reviews (3 years, actually), and this one was totally accidental. In this review, I talk about both the book “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham and also the HBO documentary that was made of it. I have *feelings.*

This is Too Many Books on Nixon | American Presidents Reading Challenge Supplementals #3

I read nine books on the Nixon presidency. 10 if you count the actual biography. I never thought the answer “can you read too many books on Nixon in a row?” would be a question I would ever ask myself, but here we are.

Supplementals #2 | American Presidents Reading Challenge

These books are extras on the Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations and boy do I have some thoughts and feelings. This is why you read more than one, people!

Supplementals #1 – The Founding | American President Reading Challenge

How can there be supplemental reading if I haven’t even finished my original presidents? Easy! I’m super obsessive when it comes to new topics. This episode covers all the extra books I’ve read around the founding of America, including focal characters such as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Washington, and Benedict Arnold.

American President Reading Challenge Ep. 4 – TR to Coolidge

Yeehaw, here we go again! Ep. 4 of my reading challenge log gets us from the first Roosevelt to Calvin Coolidge, minus Warren. G. Harding. Sorry, Warren!

American President Reading Challenge Ep. 3 – Garfield to McKinley

It’s that time again! I’m going to try my hardest to get you guys all caught up on what I’m reading, starting with this episode of James Garfield to William McKinley, minus Benjamin Harrison because nobody really recently has cared about him I guess. This is a video with two really interesting books sandwiching some meh ones. Enjoy, fellow history nerds!

American Presidents Reading Challenge Ep. 2 – Tyler to Hayes

It’s been a year since episode one, but I’ve been having trouble making videos–not reading! Last year I started a reading challenge to read at least one biography on every American President, and I’m really getting there! Enjoy episode 2 on John Tyler to Rutherford B. Hayes (minus a few because they’re playing hard to get…).

Books to Documentaries: The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hello friends! I’m trying out a new video editor because my old one broke down, AGAIN. Hope this works. Anyways, today’s review is a crazy one. This book was so much raunchier than I expected but I ended up finding an AWESOME documentary on YouTube that’s really worth it!