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

Devotion 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 review »

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 review »

January 11, 2016   No Comments

Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

My parents are very smart, and very well educated. They have always spoken highly of Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann. Now that I have finished it, I don't know why.Read the review »

December 23, 2015   1 Comment

You Can Fight Without Ever Winning, But Never Win Without a Fight — A Review of ‘How to be Right’ | Reb on the Red Line

While home for Christmas break, my son read Greg Gutfeld's new book (in an afternoon) and reviewed it on his blog on the same day. It's a darn good review, if I do say so myself.Read the review »

December 22, 2015   No Comments

The Secret Knowledge: On The Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet

Mamet’s book is painful and beautiful in its clarity. It does not lay out quick fixes, optimism, or a cheerful outlook. What it does do, is to explain why the Left is what it is, how we got to where we are, and the way human beings function. Read the review »

November 1, 2015   1 Comment

The Washingtons George and Martha By Flora Fraser

The Washingtons 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 review »

October 13, 2015   No Comments

Henry Clay by Harlow Giles Unger

Henry Clay American Statesman
Author, Harlow Giles Unger does not disappoint with his latest biography of American Statesman Henry Clay. Unger has made a successful second career as a very readable - and credible - biographer of noteworthy Americans from America's first century. In doing so, he fills an important void, producing interesting, well-written, and succinct-but-not-superficial biographies of noteworthy Americans (including Lafayette, who earned the designation.)Read the review »

September 30, 2015   No Comments

A Higher Call By Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

A Higher Call
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 review »

August 22, 2015   No Comments

Leadership In The Shadows Special Operations Soldier By Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb

Leadership in the Shadows
Guest reviewer Stephen Muehlbauer takes a look at Kyle Lamb's Leadership in the Shadows, a book on learning to lead, taking a bottom up approach.Read the review »

August 8, 2015   No Comments

Last To Die By Stephen Harding

Last to Die
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 review »

July 29, 2015   No Comments