Category Archives: Books

A look at “The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour” by Andrew Rawnsley

The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour by Andrew Rawnsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars A terrific, and detailed book, about the second and third terms of “New Labour” led by Tony Blair, and … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patricks Day. A Review of “Big Fellow-Long Fellow a Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera” by T Ryle Dwyer

Big Fellow, Long Fellow. A Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera: A Joint Biography of Irish politicians Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera by T. Ryle Dwyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars A great bargain on Kindle this … Continue reading

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A look at Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Leadership: In Turbulent Times”

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at four American Presidents that she has written about in past works: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. She … Continue reading

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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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