Posts Tagged ‘US History’

Book Review: The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny 

About:               The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour by Andrei Cherny  is a non-fiction account of one of America’s greatest and successful humanitarian missions. Mr. Cherny is an author, lawyer, and businessman. 640 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult Language: English ISBN-10: 0399154965   My rat­ing for The Candy Bombers […]

Book Review: Five Presidents by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

I loved reading about these great man, who were after all just humans as we all are. Eisenhower’s legendary passion for golf, Johnson’s humane side and the pride of his roots,

Book Review: The Cowboy President: The Making of Teddy Roosevelt and the Making of the American West by Michael F. Blake

The author states that this part of Roosevelt’s life is often glossed over by biographers and historians, they don’t see it as very important. As well all know, however, it is the small moments, the unassuming ones which catch us off guard that sometimes create the deepest impact

Book Review: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Even if you don’t have a passion for the outdoors, or not a fan of America’s National Parks this book will certainly entertain you. It is an easy read with excellent pictures from the old and recent days.

Book Review: Number One Observatory Circle: The Home of the Vice President of the United States by Charles Denyer

The book did not disappoint, not only is it beautiful on the outside, the enclosed photographs of the house, grounds, intimate moments of Vice-Presidents and Presidents with the loved ones, staff, and stuff are alone worth getting the book.

Book Review: A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater #2) by Jeff Shaara

The research in this book, as with the author’s other books, demands special recognition. While the book is condensed, almost like a history book, it is very readable and interesting.

Book Review: Americans at War by Stephen Ambrose

This is not a comprehensive book, and it is not meant to be one. It’s a quick primer for those interested in the subject and would give one a sense of what they would like to read next.

Book Review: One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

This book was certainly an eye opener, the figure of Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln

Book Review: The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The most fascinating part, for me, was how each person governed before and after office as if the office was sacred and kept it that way despite political differences.

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