History fascinates me. I had the wonderful privilege of working on a project for our local regiment and was able to help record stories of our Veterans. What incredible stories they had to share. There are lessons that can be learned from each story. “The History Major” will make you wonder if history can teach us anything…
“The History Major” by Michael Phillip Cash is the story of Amanda Greene, a college freshmen who wakes up in the morning with a horrific hangover and discovers that her world isn’t the same as it was the day before. She discovers that she is registered for History Class, a class she would never choose. There is an threatening shadow that is stalking her and a feeling that something is dreadfully wrong, but she can’t quite put her finger on it. Is this simply the aftermath of the hangover of the century or is there something more happening?
“The History Major” is a novella written by Michael Phillip Cash. He is the author of many books including, “The Hanging Tree“, “Stillwell” and “The Flip“. Like Amanda in the story, I always felt like there was something more just out of my grasp. Every curious, I found myself turning page after page in an attempt to discover the missing piece of the puzzle before the book ended.
Often times we read about history and only focus only on the dates and facts, never on the people and how they have reacted to the challenges that life has thrown their way. “The History Major” makes the reader pause for a moment to consider if there is anything we can learn from past events. It has made me reconsider how I study the past.
The author skillfully deals with hard topics like abuse, friendship and heart-break. The author brings to light how we are all connected past and present, can we learn from past events?
“The History Major” is a great read with an unexpected story-line that will have you reconsidering how you view history.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “The History Major” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.