A Passion for reading and learning about the past: Priestess of Pompeii by Sandra Hurt and a few further observations Since I was in grade school, I’ve loved historical novels. I was initiated into the fascination by chance at the
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The author of this book now lives in Franklin, Indiana. But her growing-up years were spent in the deep South: South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana. This book tells the story of her odyssey through a segregated culture. Loving the rich history of the region, she still wondered about the prejudice in her society: an ugly bus incident, discrimination in stores, a cross burning in the neighborhood. This is the story of how the Civil Rights movement came to a working class southern belle and started her on a different course.
Janet Horton was one of the first women chaplains in the US military. Men in the armed forces were not easily accepting women in the days of challenge and change in the 1970s. Some officers and enlisted men, even among the chaplaincy, refused to respect women chaplains. Both officers and men sometimes mocked, demeaned and threatened Horton in her work.