Category Archives: Books

A Look at “De Valera Rise 1882-1932” by David McCullagh

De Valera, Volume 1: Rise, 1882-1932 by David McCullagh My rating: 4 of 5 stars A new(er) biography of the Long Fellow, Eamon De Valera, a giant of Ireland, seemed like a good read as we enjoy the St. Patrick‚Äôs … Continue reading

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A Look at Bob Woodward’s “Rage”

Rage by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book on Trump? Seeing that it was Woodward I could not help myself, and I bought my copy, like I do with all Woodward books, including his prior Trump … Continue reading

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Review of “Saving Freedom:Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization”

Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for the Future of Europe by Joe Scarborough My rating: 4 of 5 stars Joe Scarborough has put out a pretty good book on Harry Truman and the immediate challenges Truman … Continue reading

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A Review of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup is a must read that details the meteoric rise and crash … Continue reading

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A review of “The Splendid and the Vile”

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an outstanding book Erik Larson has delivered. Could another WWII book bring anything new or … Continue reading

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A Review of “Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon With Secretary Mattis”

Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis by Guy Snodgrass My rating: 3 of 5 stars I saw this book as an opportunity to learn more about Jim Mattis and how he fared in the Trump Administration. I … Continue reading

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A Review of “American Maelstrom” by Michael Cohen

American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division by Michael Cohen My rating: 5 of 5 stars American Maelstrom Every four years we hear that the upcoming Presidential election is the most important in history, and there is … Continue reading

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A Look at “1941: The Year Germany Lost the War” by Andrew Nagorski

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War by Andrew Nagorski My rating: 4 of 5 stars A nice look at what author Andrew Nagorski considers to be the pivotal year of World War II, 1941, where the tide of war … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: The Life of Admiral William D Leahy”

The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: The Life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt’s Chief of Staff by Phillips Payson O’Brien My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting book on the life and impactful military and political … Continue reading

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A Look at “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party” by Jon Ward

Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party by Jon Ward My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Jimmy Carter/Teddy Kennedy race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980 was an epic fight and Jon … Continue reading

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