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reviewed The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis--.... July 20, 2012
The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis--The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor
C'mon now. How many of you out there had ever even heard of Frank Marshall Davis? For the past dozen years I have been reading one non-fiction book per week and to the best of my knowledge I have never …
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
On September 4, 1957 Will Counts was just a guy out there doing his job. Will was a photographer for the "Arkansas Democrat" afternoon newspaper and he had been assigned to cover a momentous …
reviewed William F. Buckley Jr: The Maker Of A.... October 14, 2011
William F. Buckley Jr: The Maker Of A Movement
According to those who knew him best these were the three guiding principles in the extraordinary life of William F. Buckley Jr.  It can be argued that from his days as an undergraduate at Yale until …
reviewed Moon River and Me: A Memoir. October 06, 2011
Moon River and Me: A Memoir
He hailed from the tiny town of Wall Lake, Iowa.  As he recalls "there were no paved roads in the town, just dirt and gravel, and none of the streets had a name; it was that small a town. The …
reviewed Ascent From Darkness. September 22, 2011
Ascent From Darkness
"Ascent from Darkness" is a memoir of a man who made a pact with Satan to serve him and who found that pact destroying his life. Still, Michael was afraid of giving up the power he thought his …
reviewed Pujols: More Than The Game. July 21, 2011
Pujols: More Than The Game
This observation about the St. Louis Cardinals slugging first baseman Albert Pujols by Yahoo.com sports columnist Jeff Passan seems to capture the essence of the man. Many consider Pujols to be the finest …
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent
In his excellent book concerning Mother Teresa titled The Missionary Position, Hitchens expertly compiled a wealth of shocking facts pertaining to that demagogue's less than admirable history that …
My Two Wives and Three Husbands: A True Love Story
From the opening pages of this memoir of Samuel Gorsky (later changed to S. Stanley Gordon) I was mesmorized. This is the tale of someone who dealt with a difficult childhood, laced with racism against …
reviewed A People Tall and Smooth. April 19, 2011
A People Tall and Smooth
"A People Tall and Smooth" is the combined autobiographies of 4 Christian Sudanese refugees from South Sudan, 1 Muslim Sudanese refugee from Darfur, and the Israeli author (who happens to be …
posted a Quick Tip about John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
Click here to read the book review.      John Adams by David McCullough was my favorite audio read from 2010. There are so many things I enjoyed about this book that I can't wait …
reviewed John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
I had heard amazing things about David McCullough's research and writing abilities but hadn't read anything by him until John Adams. I bought it purely because I was looking for some audio …
reviewed Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling. April 03, 2011
Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling
I have to admit, I began reading this memoir with a bit of trepidation. Given the author's intimidating academic credentials and career paths, I feared reading a daunting tome about DNA sequencing …
The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get The College Education You Paid For
He came out of nowhere in 1974 to become the first Republican mayor of the city Providence, R.I. in four decades. Before long he was hobnobbing with President Gerald Ford at the White House and was viewed …
reviewed Long Road Home. February 08, 2011
Long Road Home
"Long Road Home" is a biography written by Kim Suk-Young using transcripts of interviews with Kim Yong, but the book is written in first person like a memoir. It was a well-written, amazing …
reviewed Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to D.... January 01, 2011
Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate
I picked up this book with a great deal of interest because I dabbled in interscholastic debate myself (here I use "dabbled" in the sense of "it was the primary focus of my energy and attention between …
reviewed Going Rogue: An American Life. November 09, 2010
Going Rogue: An American Life
Yes, I bought it when it first came out, and yes, I read it very quickly in those first few days. Yes, I pre-ordered it. Yes, I enjoy Sarah, the stories she tells, and what she can bring to any political …
reviewed Winston Churchill (Christian Encounte.... September 27, 2010
Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series)
I'm having a hard time understanding why Winston S. Churchill was included in this series of "Christian Encounters" biographies. Most of the other subjects "encountered," like …
reviewed Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of.... September 21, 2010
Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life --2008 publication.
"Once an Arafat Man" is a well-written memoir about a man who was born a Muslim in Palestine in 1951, who grew up hating Jews, killed both Jews and Christians, but then later became a Christian …
reviewed Composed: A Memoir. August 10, 2010
Composed: A Memoir
Acclaimed songwriter and recording star Rosanne Cash, is a reluctant celebrity at best. She never wanted a public life, always preferring to maintain her privacy rather than to share the details of her …
reviewed A Child Called "It". July 22, 2010
A Child Called
A child called it, is by far one of the most sad story's I've ever read. Its about a boy who grows up getting abused terribly by his mother. Every page in this book is depressing. Its just really …
posted a Quick Tip about A Child Called "It". July 16, 2010
A Child Called
This is a truly sad, touching story of survival. Tragic, inspiring... it makes you open your eyes and want to make changes in the world.
reviewed A Child Called "It". July 14, 2010
A Child Called
This book was a great book! It was very sad at times but so intriuging at the same time. I just never wanted to put it down. I think for the most part it might have been i wanted to see what awful thing his …
posted a Quick Tip about Capote: A Biography. July 13, 2010
Read this book and the other current Capote biography to obtain an objective perspective of this great writer.
posted a Quick Tip about Going Rogue: An American Life. July 04, 2010
Going Rogue: An American Life
I probably oughtn't rate it, since I couldn't finish it. However, that's my review: I just couldn't take any more of it. It just doesn't seem the slightest bit real, or realistic, or have any aspect of …
Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series)
. . . biography of someone who was arguably one of the greatest men of the 20th century.    The "Christian Encounters" series is a recent publishing event by Thomas Nelson -- an evangelical …
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