Book Thoughts

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

Today
April
25
April 2019
23
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reviewed: Review of Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer
Another entertaining read in the Clifton chronicles by Archer. I still think the original book in this series was the best as...
Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer
April 2019
22
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April 2019
16
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My latest podcast is up on the New Books Network website! In it, I interview Margaret Leslie Davis about her history of one o...
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Amidst the heartbreaking coverage of the fire at Notre Dame cathedral, I almost missed the announcement of the 2019 Pulitzer ...
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by Terry Pratchett This was a re-read for me, although a lot of years passed in between. The figure of Death is undeniably ...
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reviewed: Review of I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Well it turns out that other than having robots and the idea of the Rules for robots, the movie had little else in common wit...
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
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reviewed: Review of John Quincy Adams: American Visionary by Fred Kaplan
John Quincy Adam has become one of my favorite historical people to read about. He lived a fascinating life and served his co...
John Quincy Adams: American Visionary - Fred Kaplan
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April 2019
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April 2019
11
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reviewed: Review of The Last Palace by Norman Eisen
This was an interesting book that looked at Czech history through the lens of the people who lived in and around the palace. ...
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House - Norman Eisen
April 2019
10
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April 2019
09
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reviewed: Review of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor
This books was one part biography and one part a racial history for Hispanics in the 20th century in America. While I certai...
Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice - Joan Biskupic
April 2019
7
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March 2019
27
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reviewed: Review of Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Wow did I struggle with this book. I had never read anything by Nabokov and this book had many positive reviews, but it did n...
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
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