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When Washington Burned An Illustrated History of the War of 1812

When Washington Burned
If one is looking for a book that summarizes the Second War of Independence, as to the War of 1812 has often been referred, this is the book. There is something in this book for the aficionado as well as for the uninitiated. When Washington Burned is beautifully bound and richly illustrated volume which takes the reader through the war, start to finish.Read the review »

August 11, 2014   No Comments

Book Review: Franco, The Man and His Nation

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Franco was more than just a fascist dictator, and certainly no Nazi. The biographer, George Hills, did meticulous research and conducted extensive interviews with many of the participants in the Spanish civil war. He neither deifies nor demonizes Franco in his book.Read the review »

July 30, 2014   No Comments

The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot By Gertrude Himmelfarb

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A review of a review! Well, sort of. WWTFT examines Gertrude Himmelfarb's book on George Eliot. Eliot, born Mary Jane Evans, was a free thinker who wrote of the pseudonym perhaps as a way to gain more respect for her work - or to shield her lifestyle. Whatever the reason, Eliot is considered to be one of the best novelists of her time - except for her final work, which even today is not appreciated by many critics. Himmelfarb looks at why this might be.Read the review »

July 29, 2014   1 Comment

Book Review: Librivox Recording of The Invisible Man

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The Invisible Man is fast paced reading/listening and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read the review »

July 19, 2014   No Comments

Obama’s Enforcer Eric Holder’s Justice Department by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky

It's much worse than you know. A new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, details how the government, in particular, the DoJ has been subverted and perverted in an unprecedented manner, since the President and his "enforcer" took charge.Read the review »

July 17, 2014   No Comments

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

The Fear Index
It's hard to review a novel without ruining it for the reader with spoilers. But, there are no spoilers in this short review!Read the review »

July 12, 2014   No Comments

Give Me A Fast Ship by Tim McGrath

McGrath has written a very complete and detailed history of the Revolutionary American Navy His book fills in a gap left by many historians focusing on Revolution. There is no shortage of heroic figures, to satisfy the most ardent patriot!Read the review »

July 8, 2014   2 Comments

America Lite How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats) By  David Gelernter

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America Light not a cheerful book, although the author leavens it with large helpings of humor. And he does manage to end on a hopeful note. He reminds readers that America has a history of over coming bad times. He declares that we will do it again. Read the review »

July 7, 2014   4 Comments

Book Review: The Knife Man by Wendy Moore

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John Hunter was a man far in advance of his time who fought against superstition and stubborn resistance to scientific discovery. By necessity, he resorted to devious methods to obtain cadavers for his anatomical research. He had a huge impact on countless students of medicine, including Joseph Lister and others.Read the review »

July 5, 2014   No Comments

A Summons To Perdition by John L. Work

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A Summons To Perdition is not a happy book. It is, as it’s subtitle states, a “novel of suspense.” John Work did a lot of research in writing this book and one can only hope that the dire picture he paints about the degree to which radical Islam has infiltrated American society and government is merely Work’s construct for the purposes of making a good story. If not, Work had best watch out for himself.Read the review »

June 30, 2014   No Comments