Category Archives: Books

Book Review of “Five Presidents” by Clint Hill

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars Retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill has written another book about his service, detailing a career spent serving five … Continue reading

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Review of “Smartest Guys in the Room” by Bethany McLean

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Enron business story remains one of the most significant instances of business corruption leading to failure … Continue reading

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Review of Ike’s Gamble by Michael Doran

Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East by Michael Doran My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very good book, with a strong point of view that some think still has relevance in todays Middle East. Doran … Continue reading

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Review of the “When the Tea Party Came to Town” by Robert Draper

When the Tea Party Came to Town: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives’ Most Combative, Dysfunctional, and Infuriating Term in Modern History by Robert Draper My rating: 4 of 5 stars I caught a good sale at Amazon, so I … Continue reading

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Review of Give Em Hell by Terry Golway

Give ’em Hell: The Tumultuous Years of Harry Truman’s Presidency, in His Own Words and Voice [With CD (Audio)] by Terry Golway My rating: 4 of 5 stars Got the book as a gift, and it was a very pleasant … Continue reading

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Review of “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

Below is the review of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, which is quite a read, and a topic (white working class) that is the subject of much writing and discussion in light of the heavy support given by … Continue reading

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Review of “MacArthur at War”by Walter Borneman

MacArthur at War by Walter R. Borneman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A pretty strong military look at the WWII Pacific campaign of the U.S., as seen through the prism of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. We do … Continue reading

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