Book Review: The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 4, 2015

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: Day of Reckoning by Stephen England
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 24, 2013

Even though this novel is the second in the series, it is a standalone story which one could enjoy. The returning characters are re-introduced and the synopsis of the first book is rehashed throughout. The story is told horizontally, meaning that the various storylines are happening at the same time but at a different location. The author did a great job setting up the pages so the breaks are easy to follow and understand.

Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes by David Fitz-Enz
3 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / November 29, 2012

There is much information about the war and a lot to digest. Mr. Fitz-Enz did the reader a favor by presenting his analysis in a series of short biographical chapters about key personnel in the war. Some of the key figures were competent, some simply looked for their own advancement, others took on responsibilities which they were not qualified for and caused disaster.

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