Category: History

Book Review: Agent ZigZag by Ben MacIntyre

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre My rating: 5 of 5 stars The stories that keep coming out of the Second World War never cease to amaze me! The recently opened files on Eddie Chapman have…

A Must Read Book: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here is a “Must Read” book if you want more information on understanding how the moderate form of Islam taught…

Reminder! Free Kindle Giveaway Dec. 7 – 11, 2018, for Civil War History – “Rough Enough.”

  That’s Richard Headley Clow in the header picture. At 17 years of age he enlisted in the Union Army to fight at Petersburg and the final battles of the Civil War.  Stationed at Fort Hayes outside of Petersburg,  Richard Clow was in the…

“Fear” by Bob Woodward a Book Review

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob Woodward has done an amazing job of filling in the blanks of the news stories we have all heard in the past 18 months. As a book of…

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg: Book review

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent book for the post-Vietnam conflict era reader to gain insight into a very complex 30-year war that dragged the French and then the Americans into a conflict that…

Alexander Hamilton: On the Subversion of our United States Republic – 1792

Our Founding Fathers understood Exactly the weakness in our Constitutional System. Why?   Because they had just rebelled against a government that was governed by a man who preferred chaos to calm discussion and organization (See our Declaration of Independence from the national archives) Transcript of…

Book Review: An Amazing Travelogue and Adventure of the 19th Century – Embassy to the Eastern Courts by Andrew Jampoler

Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America’s Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832-37 by Andrew C A Jampoler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s an excellent book for those of you who dig the history of international trade and the opening up of the…

War Monuments: History – Who We Are and What We Believe

Dear Readers,  As a Civil War book writer, “Rough Enough” Richard Clow’s Civil War and Frontier Experiences, 1864 – 1885 with letters I have a number of qualms about the blanket removal of a number of Civil War historic statues and monuments. Yes, there…

Book Review: Bowdrie’s Law, by Louis L’Amour

Bowdrie’s Law by Louis L’Amour My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is probably one of L’Amour’s better books. At the beginning of each tale about Chick Bowdrie, L’Amour puts a historical note about the old west. Not all relate exactly to his 15…

Lest We Forget! Book Review: “Human Smoke” by Nicholson Baker

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker My rating: 5 of 5 stars Who would have thought that you could make a WWII book that was truly gripping by writing 475 pages of quotes or letters…

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