Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

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

Book Review: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith

The book should be required reading in medical school and for those who create policy.

Book Review: Our Bodies, Our Data by Adam Tanner

A sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening book telling how our medical records are used to analysis and profit

Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing […]

Book Review: Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell

Mr. Spielberg’s Jewish story is very insightful and the author is obviously very interested in his journey as a proud Jew and a genius film maker

Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

I’ve enjoyed previous books by the author, so a few years ago I picked up Americans at War by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Book Review: The One-Cent Magenta by James Barron

As a former stamp collector, even though never to the levels the people in the book are depicted, I was looking forward to read this book.

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