Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

Book Review: Never Pay Full Price Again by Mr. Cheapskate

About: Never Pay Full Price Again: 5 Simple Lessons on How to Save Money on Anything & Everything by Mr. Cheapskate is an eBook containing a few short lessons on saving money. 15 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English My rat­ing for Never Pay Full Price Again — 3 Buy this book from […]

Book Review: The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower

As a fan of history, I really enjoy the small, intimate stories which give a most excellent background to world events, and this book is filled with them. It was wonderful to read about the friendship, intimacy, companionship and service the staff provides the families who are on a world stage and sometimes can feel lonely and battered.

Book Review: Walt Disney by Neal Gabler

The book will make you look at Disney features in a new light, weather artistically, cinematically or just because you knew the hard work and drama that went behind the scenes.

Book Review: Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

The book does not only tell of the operation, the movie only shows a small part of this book. Mr. Mendez talks about what was behind the storming of embassy, his career with the CIA and how things worked in his part of the agency.

Book Review: Lost in Kandahar by Alex Berenson

About: Lost in Kandahar by Alex Berenson is a short book about the time the author spent with US troops in Afghanistan. This is the first Kindle Single I have read. 21 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ASIN: B004S41OLI My rating for Lost in Kandahar – 4 Buy this book from Amazon.com* More books […]

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The author manages to touch on many subjects interrelated to society and science, as well as ask many tough questions about how we treat the less fortunate of our society and the state of healthcare in the pre AHA days. There are no good answers to these questions, there are no rights or wrongs, the Skoots felt they have been cheated by John Hopkins Medical Center, scientists believed they acted according to ethical standards of the time.

Book Review: Killers of the King by Charles Spencer

Charles I, King of England, was living beyond his means with England paying the bills. Parliament planned and carried out a trial, verdict and execution of the monarch. After several years, the Royalists return his son, aptly named King Charles II, to power.

Book Review: Deliver Us From Darkness by Ian Gardner and Mario Dicarlo

The book is very dense with lots of eyewitness accounts to the battles from the average soldiers as well as civilian locals.

Book Review: As You Wish by Cary Elwes

About: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes is a memoir by the versatile actor who portrayed Wesley in the beloved movie.   272 pages Publisher: Touchstone; 1St Edition edition (October 14, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1476764026   My Rat­ing for As You Wish— 5 Buy this […]

Book Review: The Insurgents by Fred Kaplan

The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan is a thought provoking book which tells a good story and asks some hard hitting questions. The book is divided into three parts: the post-Vietnam era and introduction of counterinsurgency (COIN) warfare line of thinking into the US military, the history of COIN in Afghanistan and Iraq (with input from Washington politicians), and a third part which analyzes what was accomplished and the value of this strategy.

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