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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 →

The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President and Why It Failed – Brad Meltzer

As the plot to assassinate President Lincoln before he was even inaugurated takes a back seat to the many other events of the era, including his actual assassination on April 14th, 1865, this read was sure to be enlightening. The… Continue Reading →

Rick Atkinson – Award Winning Historian

A history buff by nature, my reading topic of choice is history, namely, British and American history. Having read numerous publications on the American Revolution, as well as the Second World War, I’m more than a little familiar with general… Continue Reading →

A Man Called Intrepid – William Stevenson

Recommended by my Father, I knew this would be right up my alley as we share pretty much the same interests. In fact, it’s due to his influence that those tastes where nurtured in me. A Man Called Intrepid, is… Continue Reading →

The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson

When we think of how the modern world was apportioned out among the victors of the Second World War, we usually see the images of the “Big Three” – Stalin, FDR, and Churchill (Chang Kai-Shek purposely excluded). However, the real… Continue Reading →

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz – Eric Larson

There has perhaps been more biography written about Winston Churchill than any other modern character. The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson depicts a side of Churchill during Britain’s “Darkest Hour”, that shows a side never before seen. The… Continue Reading →

Educated – Tara Westover

Finding this available as a time filler until my next request became available, I saw that this “memoir” had been highly touted and given high praise, Bill Gates being a strong proponent. Mr. Gates’s choice of reading material and his… Continue Reading →

Why We Sleep – Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Recommended by Bill Gates, I knew this book would be a good choice. Though all of us are aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep, Why We Sleep is a real eye-opener! Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power… Continue Reading →

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda

Ever since experiencing the epic movie as a child in the early 1960s, my interest in Lawrence of Arabia has been on ongoing. It’s interesting that Michael Korda is of the family of the film producer that originally purchased the… Continue Reading →

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell

Any written material about the Second World War, whether fiction or not, never fails to intrigue me. In the previous 12 months alone, I’ve read 4 books about the subject, each being interesting, educational, and gripping!

Reading Challenge – 2019

As 2019 is now officially “in the books”, it turned out to be a year of remarkable reads including books by 5 Pulitzer-winning authors, Colson Whitehead, Anthony Doerr, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, and Harper Lee. Favorites this year include… Continue Reading →

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