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Review: The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism

This is an excellent book on many levels. The husband-and-wife team of Cloud (former Washington bureau chief for Time) and Olson (former Moscow correspondent for Associated Press) pierce the smog of time to recall The Murrow Boys. They were broadcast journalists who both reported history and made it. In an accompanying chronicle, the authors’ describe radio’s glory days, its decline, and its impact on American life.   Read the rest of this entry »

May 12, 2018   No Comments

Review: Roosevelt and Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation

Irony or cognitive dissonance? The author admits to admiring President Roosevelt. He had, (and has) plenty of company. Many, if not most American Jews idolize Roosevelt for saving the Jews from the Holocaust. Beir’s book makes that assertion doubtful.   Read the rest of this entry »

March 19, 2018   2 Comments

Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Like many of the books we read at WWTFT and sometimes review, this one falls into the category of "better late than never." Marcia reviews this 1921 Pulitzer Prize winning classic and contemplates its subtle message.   Read the rest of this entry »

January 14, 2018   1 Comment

Good Profit How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies By Charles G. Koch

Entrepreneurs, present and future, will certainly benefit by reading this book. But as this reader attempted to communicate, Good Profits merits a wider audience. It is an erudite, persuasive and at times humorous rebuttal of the left’s fallacious claims to moral superiority.   Read the rest of this entry »

April 27, 2016   No Comments

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos

Devotion should be read because of what it reveals about the Korean War and the men who fought it. The “police action” claimed five million lives, nearly 37,000 of them American, plus 92,134 American wounded. Indeed, in the author's words: "One could argue that the Korean War was really a World War –– World War III –– in which the nations of the world converged to fight on one peninsula, instead of around the globe."   Read the rest of this entry »

February 8, 2016   No Comments

Ally My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide By Michael B. Oren

Ally provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of diplomacy, Obama style. Something like watching a train wreck in progress. That the alliance survived, however bruised, is a credit to the tireless efforts of Israel’s American-born ambassador.   Read the rest of this entry »

January 11, 2016   No Comments

Big Brother Meets Big Data

Big data enlisted in social engineering in China - coming to a country near you.   Read the rest of this entry »

October 20, 2015   1 Comment

The Washingtons George and Martha By Flora Fraser

Flora Fraser has written a moving account of The Washingtons as they weathered family tragedies, the Revolutionary War and the tumultuous early years of the United States.   Read the rest of this entry »

October 13, 2015   No Comments

A Higher Call By Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

This book is probably unlike any you have read about the Second World War. It combines the stories of two men–– a young American B-17 pilot and a seasoned German fighter pilot –– with some big slices of World War II history. But it is the two pilots, united by a common humanity, who capture and keep readers’ interest. Read the book before the movie comes out.   Read the rest of this entry »

August 22, 2015   No Comments

Last To Die By Stephen Harding

Stephen Harding’s extensive research into official American and Japanese records, personal memoirs, letters and interviews with participants are the sources for this stirring story of bravery and grit and not so laudable political machinations.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 29, 2015   No Comments