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Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial by Corban Addison

The true legal thriller about hog farms on trial in the coastal region of North Carolina.

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History – Erik Larson

A few years ago, I read the late Texas writer Gary Cartwright’s book Galveston: A History of the Island”. Of course, much of the book described the great hurricane of 1900, still the deadliest natural disaster in America. Cartwright gave… Continue Reading →

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 was a fairly unremarkable year in my reading journey. Amazingly, the most enjoyable book read this year, was the very last one! Here is a recap of my year in books.

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile – Candice Millard

Candice Millard has become one of my favorite history authors. River of the Gods is my third eperience with her work, and she has made quite an impression. Her pick of topics is interesting to begin with, and her level… Continue Reading →

Craig Hastings – Author, Soldier, Technician, Friend

Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Craig is about as typical middle-America as they come. His 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, followed by another 15 as a DoD contractor, allowed him to live in several places in the… Continue Reading →

The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence – Stephen Kurczy

A local book club assignment, The Quiet Zone deals with a current, and growing problematic phenomenon in the future of our society. Once I started reading, I noticed parallels with other current books, movies, and media: for example, the series… Continue Reading →

My 2021 Reading Journey

Originally, I chose 24 as my reading challenge goal. After making swift progress early in the year, I bumped it up to 28. As 2021 fades into memory, I was able to finish the 28th book, getting in just under… Continue Reading →

Thunderhead – Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Every now and then, I like to get into an entertaining work of fiction. That’s exactly what I found with Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Since traveling to the “Four Corners” area in 1985, I’ve always had a… Continue Reading →

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

Like the author Walter Isaacson and the bioscience pioneer Jennifer Doudna, I too read The Double Helix in my youth. Except it didn’t inspire a career path for me as it did Doudna, and in a way, Isaacson. Though a… Continue Reading →

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America by Michael Hiltzik

Couldn’t wait to get my hands on this, as it’s right up my reading alley. American history, American business, the Vanderbilts, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Roosevelt, and muckraking – it’s all in there! Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making… Continue Reading →

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson

A birthday gift from my father, (who knows what books I like), I jumped right into volume one of “The Revolution Trilogy” by a superb history author, Rick Atkinson. I was not disappointed! The British Are Coming: The War for… Continue Reading →

2020 Reading Challenge

Whew, 2020 is finally over! Oddly enough, with all of the “extra” homebound time, I had a relatively shortened reading challenge set this year. Of course, I exceeded it, but not by much. Many good reads this year, but the… Continue Reading →

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