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