Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

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: 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: Blood Stripe by Gina Maria DiNicolo

About: Blood Stripe: The Susanna Marcasi Chronicles by Gina Maria DiNicolo is a novel which addresses sexual harassment in the military as well as the corruption in Washington, DC. Ms. DiNicolo has served in the US Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, this is a her second book and her first fictional […]

Book Review: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy War by Karen Abbott

Ms. Abbott manages to tell four different stories, switching marvelously between them while keep distance and judgment.

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: Day of Reckoning by Stephen England

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

Article first published as Book Review: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz on Blogcritics. About: Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812 by David Fitz-Enz is a non-fiction book which commemorates the bicentennial of the war. Mr. Fitz-Enz is a host […]

Thoughts on: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner

Article first published as Book Review: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner on Blogcritics. About: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner is a non-fiction book which tells of the 100 year history of the famous organization. Mr. Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and a former New York Times reporter who wrote […]

Thoughts on: Private Empire by Steve Coll

Article first published as Book Review: Private Empire by Steve Coll on Blogcritics. About: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll is a non-fiction book about the influence ExxonMobil yields over world economy and politics. While the book has many aspects of the company’s agenda, whether it be science or politics, with clarity and zest. The pub­lisher […]

Thoughts on: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny

Article first published as Book Review: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny on Blogcritics. About: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny is a fictional book taking place a decade after 9/11. The book takes place in all over the United States. The author is giv­ing away one eCopy for two winners of this book— Kindle […]

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