Book Thoughts

A place for me to give my thoughts on books, history, and their influence on my life.

Today
October
18
October 2017
17
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reviewed: Review of William Tecumseh Sherman by James Lee McDonough
William Tecumseh Sherman was one of those Civil War figures I had read a great deal about through biographies of other genera...
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life - James Lee McDonough
finished reading:
October 2017
13
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reviewed: Review of Spirit Whisperers by Chick Moorman
I really did not enjoy this book. The basic premise of the book is that the role of teachers should not focus on teaching th...
Spiritwhispers: Teachers Who Teach to a Student Spirit - Chick Moorman
finished reading:
October 2017
09
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reviewed: Review of A Self-Made Man by Sidney Blumenthal
This is one of the more detailed history books I have ever read. This is the first in what will be a series of books that det...
A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1854 - Sidney Blumenthal
finished reading:
October 2017
01
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reviewed: Review of Unbelievable by Katy Tur
What a fantastic memoir by Katy Tur - the NBC reporter who had the Trump beat for the 2016 presidential election. There were...
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History - Katy Tur
September 2017
27
finished reading:
September 2017
24
liked:
After I read Daisy Goodwin's book about Queen Victoria, it only told the very early part of her reign. So when I saw this boo...
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reviewed: Review of Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird
I had wanted to read a book about Victoria for quite some time. It was a gap in my knowledge so to speak. I really enjoyed ...
Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire - Julia Baird
finished reading:
September 2017
23
liked:
‘If we’re going to have a wedding, maybe we should have an exorcism first.’ ‘Are you mad?’ she said. ‘That’s the last thing ...
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reviewed: Review of The Triumph of Caesar by Steven Saylor
A disappointing entry - the final entry if you don't count the prequels - to the Gordianus the Finder series. The mystery in...
The Triumph of Caesar - Steven Saylor
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