The happy history buff’s holiday reading list

(Boston) One of the delights of Holidays- beyond the joy of reunions with family and friends- is that by lifting us out of familiar settings and routines they provide the space to catch up on our reading. For those enamored of well written History on substantive topics I offer the following “mini-reviews” of three books that brightened my Holidays.

Think Again: The importance of bearing witness

There are childhood memories so penetrating they run like movie reels in the mind’s eye, molding our character.