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Saturdays in Books

Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.

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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow

Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War

Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War - Harry G. Lang

I picked this up for a research project in my Intro to ASL class and it's great. 

 

The writing is quite engaging and the research is excellent. I was reading up on Laura Catherine Redden, a deaf poet and war correspondent who frequently met with Grant and got her first published book of poetry a pretty sweet pull quote from Lincoln. Every other resource I'd read about her was either very dry or gushing but not not well referenced. I read a few additional chapters and was impressed in general with the writing as well as the topic. 

 

I've only read bits and pieces as a reference rather than a straight up reading, but I wanted to make not of it here since I'm sure there are some history buffs at BL who might be interesting.