Book Thoughts

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

Today
February
18
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reviewed: Review of Firehouse by David Halberstam
This David Halberstam book is a short look at the fireman of one of the famous firehouses in New York City that was called in...
Firehouse - David Halberstam
February 2019
17
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reviewed: Review of The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
A very timely book that looks at the historical challenges of race and domestic issues throughout United States History. The ...
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels - Jon Meacham
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February 2019
13
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reviewed: Review of the Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell
Another exciting entry in the Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwell. While his books have certainly become formulaic in my opinio...
The Pagan Lord - Bernard Cornwell
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February 2019
11
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reviewed: Review of The Choice by Edith Eger
This was a beautiful and thoughtful memoir by Dr. Edith Eger. The first half of the book tells the story of her childhood an...
The Choice: Embrace the Possible - Edith Eva Eger, Edith Eva Eger
February 2019
10
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February 2019
3
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January 2019
27
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reviewed: Review of Twilight at Monticello by Alan Pell Crawford
This book looked at the years of Jefferson's life after his Presidency (after a brief review of his life up to that point). ...
Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson - Alan Pell Crawford
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January 2019
26
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reviewed: Review of Why I Write by George Orwell
This was my first non-fiction read of George Orwell. He is an outstanding writer with a clear style. The main essay in this...
Why I Write - George Orwell
January 2019
25
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January 2019
20
liked:
Though I'm reading Frady's short biography of him now, I plan on following it up at some point with a couple of the books on ...
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reviewed: Review of Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
This was my third book by J.M. Coetzee and it was the best of the three I have read. This book looks at a magistrate for the...
Waiting for the Barbarians - J.M. Coetzee
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