Hiding in Plain Sight – The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior, a journalist and writer from St. Louis Missouri, covers a history of the past forty years of American decline and how Trump and his people in business, politics, and the media enabled and benefited from criminal activities, spanning the globe. Her book is also the story of what it’s like to live in…… Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight – The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Mann’s book 1491 provides insight into how America was prior to the arrival of Europeans. Traditionally, we learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of the Christopher Columbus landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve thousand years ago; existed in nomadic bands; and lived so…… Continue reading 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Endling Book 2 by Katherine Applegate

I enjoyed Appelgate’s wonderful second book in this tale of a mix of differing species coming together to save the world from lawlessness, corruption, and extinction. In this engaging adventure, a surprising number of serious themes emerge: the relationship of family to identity, the importance of expansive gender roles, the dangers of authoritarian government and…… Continue reading Endling Book 2 by Katherine Applegate

The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self – William Westney

William Westney’s book THE PERFECT WRONG NOTE was released in 2003 to critical acclaim. According to the Library Journal, it is a well-thought-out approach to which many aspire, but which few attain, and American Record Guide described it as refreshing and rewarding. Westney asks the reader “Is perfectionism healthy or not?  Should we avoid mistakes…… Continue reading The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self – William Westney

Luis Tiant – Son of Havana, A Baseball Journey From Cuba To The Big Leagues And Back

Luis Tiant was a major league pitcher from 1964 to 1982, and just released his second biography in May 2019. His account takes us through his tremendous success in baseball against the backdrop of political crisis between Cuba and the United States, and racism faced during his career, completing with a remarkable journey for Tiant…… Continue reading Luis Tiant – Son of Havana, A Baseball Journey From Cuba To The Big Leagues And Back

Shoot For The Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 – James Donovan

James Donovan’s Shoot For The Moon – The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 is a detailed account of the U.S. space program, from it’s inception during the 1950s, culminating at the end of the tortuous decade of the 1960s, with the triumph and historic moon landing in July 1969. After the…… Continue reading Shoot For The Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 – James Donovan

Dwight D. Eisenhower: In War and Peace – Jean Edward Smith

Jean Edward Smith’s book Dwight D. Eisenhower In War and Peace, is a detailed account of our thirty-fourth President. This massive 766 page book covers Eisenhower’s early days growing up in Abilene Kansas to his death in 1969. Graduating West Point 1915, he was first in his class of 245. He served as a military…… Continue reading Dwight D. Eisenhower: In War and Peace – Jean Edward Smith