Probably 8 out of 10 times I post about a historical novel10/14/2021, 4:07:51 PM
Probably 8 out of 10 times I post about a historical novel I’ve read, it’s WWII based. And all of those have been based either in the United States or somewhere in Europe. So when a review copy of TANGO WAR arrived from @stmartinspress , just reading the synopsis opened my eyes to a side of the war that I know nothing about. (full synopsis in comments) . I usually do historical fiction because it allows me to see past facts and stories, and really get into imagining what being part of that era could have been like. (And nearly always, when I finish, I go and research and learn about the history or people that were put into the story.) But the TANGO WAR, with it’s series of stories complied by award-winning reporter, Mary Jo McConahay, sounds compelling. . I have not read TANGO WAR yet, but I absolutely will be reading it. One of the reasons I read about the war and those who suffered it is because I often feel like I owe those people the memory and the promise that I will do my best not to let history repeat itself. Knowing nothing about the details around Latin America during WWII makes me feel even more obligation to read and learn about their story. . What is one of your favorite ways to learn history?