Arthur Guy Empey’s Over the Top was a truly revolutionary piece in war literature, allowing American citizens to catch a glimpse of a soldier’s life during the Great War just a few weeks after America declared war on Germany. This book combines historical merit with the excitement of fiction to create a true but engaging narrative.
If you love historical fiction, fancy yourself a history buff, or just want to learn more about the political system, here are some of our other titles you may also like:
Written by Creina Mansfield
Looking for a historical novel steeped in mystery and covert operations? Look no further. The Quiet Soldier is sure to satisfy your itch for historical fiction.
“Provoked by Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, this novel tells the story of Phuong, from her childhood in the Vietnamese district of Cu Chi to her return there as a guerrilla fighter. Phuong’s unmentioned past, subdued personality, and lack of political expression are the subjects of the novel, which begins during the American-Vietnam war.”
Edited by Carl Cavalli
This textbook is excellent for those educators looking to introduces the political process in a way that’s engaging and informative.
“The Basics of American Government is a collaborative effort among eight current and one former faculty members in the Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia…The work combines the best aspects of both traditional textbook and a reader in that most chapters offer a piece of original scholarship as a case study to bolster or reinforce the material presented in the chapter. In addition, many chapters present a civic engagement-type exercise and discussion questions intended to challenge, engage, and foster student participation in the political system.”
Edited by Sungshin Kim, PhD
In this eclectic and interesting piece, the authors denounce the idea of color’s superficial qualities and provide interpretation for them in the theme of culture, politics, and arts. The collection is worth a look for educators and history buffs alike.
“This collection of papers from the 2012 Arts and Letters Conference, hosted by the University of North Georgia, explores how color can provide clues to the interpretation of history and politics, works of art, and literature…An alternative aesthetic tradition explores how colors are valued for qualities – the primitive, the childlike, the sensual – that stand for a liberation from the dominant tradition.”