Category Archives: Books

A Review of “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975” by Max Hastings

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings My rating: 5 of 5 stars A detailed look at the Vietnam tragedy by author Max Hastings. Hastings effort is not simply a rehash of the American war effort but an attempt … Continue reading

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A Review of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very good book that takes us through the failures exhibited by all levels of government in Flint, Michigan that led … Continue reading

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A Look at “The Boys on the Bus” by Timothy Crouse

The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse My rating: 4 of 5 stars A gift from my daughter which hung around a bit before I got to it and I am glad I did. As I was picking through … Continue reading

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Mayor Dennis DiZoglio Authors New Book “The Value of Political Capital”

Former Methuen Mayor Dennis DiZoglio has authored a new book “The Value of Political Capital” which is now for sale at Amazon and bookstores everywhere. Mayor DiZoglio had a book signing event at the Nevins Library, where I got my … Continue reading

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A look at Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House”

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a veteran of the many Woodward books on Washington politics, and generally I have enjoyed them all. I enjoyed this one as well, … Continue reading

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A Look at “Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New Labour” by Andrew Rawnsley

Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New Labour by Andrew Rawnsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Andrew Rawnsley does a superb job of covering the first term of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “New Labour,” starting with Blair’s … Continue reading

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A look at “The New Geography of Jobs” by Enrico Moretti

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti My rating: 5 of 5 stars The “New Geography of Jobs” by Enrico Moretti is a book well worth reading despite the fact that it is a few years old. Moretti tackles … Continue reading

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