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A look at “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology” by Chris Miller

Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the most important books of 2022, and most certainly one of the best. Author Chris Miller has produced a … Continue reading

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A Look at “The Avoidable War” by Kevin Rudd

The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China by Kevin Rudd My rating: 4 of 5 stars Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has written a book on the relationship between the … Continue reading

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A Look at Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian Toll

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942 by Ian W. Toll My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had this book on my list for a bit, and a Kindle deal got me to finally sit down with … Continue reading

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A Look at “And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle” by Jon Meacham

And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another book on Lincoln? There has been so much written on the life of Abraham Lincoln that I was a bit … Continue reading

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A Look at Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 by Katja Hoyer

Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918 by Katja Hoyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The history of Europe, and the obviously outsized role that the nation of Germany has played in that history, … Continue reading

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A Look at “Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission” by Mark Leibovich

Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission by Mark Leibovich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book nominally on Trump, but with a totally different angle. I was drawn in by the author, … Continue reading

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A look at “Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy” by Henry Kissinger

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy by Henry Kissinger My rating: 5 of 5 stars The new book by Henry Kissinger looks at six historical figures and the leadership skills that they brought to bear on the rather monumental problems … Continue reading

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A Look at Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first book by Hunter S. Thompson but one that I had not read until very recently. Released in 1969 the book comes … Continue reading

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A Look at “The Founders: The Story of Paypal…

The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley by Jimmy Soni My rating: 4 of 5 stars A pretty impressive book by Jimmy Soni, who manages to give us an up-close look at how PayPal … Continue reading

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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’s … Continue reading

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