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Category — Book Review

World War Z – Audio Production (Abridged)

Even if you’re not into zombies, the world war z abridged audio production of World War Z is worth a listen.Read the review »

October 22, 2014   No Comments

The Forgotten Conservative By John M. Pafford

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At least eight biographies of Grover Cleveland have been written, most far more extensive than this one. However, for the reader whose knowledge of Cleveland is limited, as was this reviewer’s, it is sufficient. Or it could promote a desire to know more.Read the review »

October 21, 2014   No Comments

The Johnstown Flood By David McCullough

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David McCullough is an exacting historian and a skilled writer. His biographies and accounts of significant structures and events are always absorbing. This reviewer had heard of the Johnstown Flood but knew little of the circumstances or the people involved. Somehow McCullough injects suspense into an event that occurred 125 years ago. Read the review »

October 14, 2014   No Comments

Totalitarianism from Inside and Out

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2 for 1 book review, with some observations on the side.Read the review »

October 9, 2014   3 Comments

Book Review: Isaac’s Storm

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Isaac's Storm is about the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, the nascent National Weather Service ... and their spectacular and criminal incompetence.Read the review »

October 4, 2014   No Comments

Book Review: Thunderstruck

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Erik Larson's Thunderstruck reads like a novel, but it isn't. It's a non-fiction history of the invention of wireless telegraphy and a famous murder. Read the review »

September 27, 2014   No Comments

John Marshall by Harlow Giles Unger

John Marshall
This is an extensively researched biography of a man who is too little remembered today. It’s become a cliché to say that a book reads like a novel, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Unger is a superb writer whose books have often been reviewed on this blog. Each one seems better than the last. We look forward to the next one. Read the review »

September 25, 2014   No Comments

Arundel by Kenneth Roberts

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Arundel is an entertaining and highly informative story, and it is clear that Roberts did a lot of research. This reader learned a lot from reading it, and independently verified some of what Roberts had to say, following the trail whose origins the author thankfully included in a brief bibliography at the end of the book.Read the review »

September 17, 2014   1 Comment

Book Review: The Lady or The Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton

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Sometimes you can judge a book by it's cover.Read the review »

September 13, 2014   No Comments

Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon

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A lighthearted meld of Patrick O'Brian and Christopher PaoliniRead the review »

September 6, 2014   No Comments