Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

Giveaway & Book Review: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis​ by D.M. Annechino

The story takes place during World War II, but the war is just a backdrop to this admirable, and well written, story.

Book Review: The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

I mostly enjoyed the speeches included in this collection. I don’t know if these are the speeches he wrote or are they were transcribed later on – this is because I can hear him talk in my head and know him to be an excellent writer so it could be that either or. The speeches also seem target to a more specific audience (me?) and hence are personalized more than simply talking to the public at large.

Book Review: Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman

This is an important book, but as far as I know, no history has yet been written and this personal memoir, an intense eyewitness, will be an important first hand source

Book Review: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

This is a lovely book, not too serious and fun to read

Book Review: Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich

book’s most impressive part comes as a first-person account of Mr. Rabin’s second term as the Israeli Prime Minister

Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Throughout the book the author explains how the brain works, and how to hack the brain to become more productive.

Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

According to Michael Lang “Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read, translated, and discussed living scholar.”

Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Due to the fact that no only don’t we know much about Billy the Kid, but also that he died very young, it’s difficult to fill a whole book about him.

Book Review: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

I’ve read many books about the space program, but Mr. Kluger managed to weave the personal stories of the astronauts (especially the Commander Frank Borman), along with technical details and geopolitical influences

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