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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 →

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 →

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!

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain

I was familiar with Anthony Bourdain, but never knew too much about him. I figured him to be like the “Howard Stern” of the culinary world. After his untimely death a year ago, I decided to read Kitchen Confidential, which… Continue Reading →

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