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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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