Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

Book Review: The Faithful Executioner by Joel F. Harrington

A wonderful book based on a remarkable journal kept by the executioner of Nuremberg, Meister Franz Schmidt. Along with the “work” of Meister Schmidt, the author vividly re-creates life in sixteenth century Nuremberg and its surroundings.

Book Review: Crisis Economics by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

The book gives a good overview of capitalism from the point of view of the crisis that happens every once in a while, before and after reforms.

Book Review: The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Wallenberg could not stand idly by watching one of the greatest crimes of the 20th Century taking place, and took it upon himself to provide Jews with Schutzpasses, documents which show that the bearer is a Swedish citizen and hence should not be transferred to a concentration camp.

Book Review: One Step Ahead by Timothy Spangler

Mr. Spangler talks about the structure of the funds, the operations of both private equity and hedge funds, as well as their role in the 2008 financial crisis

Book Review: Ghost Riders of Baghdad by Daniel A. Sjursen

Mr. Sjursen also shares his own personal views about the war, professional soldering, the ugly business of managing an occupation and the even uglier politics of inserting yourself in the middle of a sectarian civil war.

Book Review: Hidden Inheritance by Heidi B. Neumark

I found the book to be poignant and honest. The author reveals that the religion she loves, also symbolizes her family’s loss of another faith.

Book Review: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

The book is straight forward and presents the information in small, easy to swallow chunks

Book Review: Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly is the pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, an accomplished journalist, inventor and adventurer.

Book Review: The New Frugality by Chris Farrell

The advice is mostly conservative and sensible.Avoid excess, budget, don’t take on too much, or any, debt and, of course, live within your means.

Book Review: The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher

The book is really a battle of wits between The Great Houdini and Margery, who despite their competition came to like one another (for a time).

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