I enjoyed reading about Captain Kaspar’s inexperience and naiveite, coming into an occupied land still crawling with Nazis, and their victims
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z – A – Abrams, Dan Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency (with David Fisher) – A mini-biography of the 16th President’s last big trial before running for high office Abnett, Dan Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us (illustrated by Brett Booth) – A graphic novel seeing the team trying to infiltrate H.I.V.E. Abu-Jabar, Diana Fencing with the King by Diana Abu-Jaber – An American woman visiting, and discovering things about, her prominent Jordanian family in preparations for the King’s birthday celebration Abu-Rish, Wagih Replenishing the Sea of Galilee: A Family Saga across Ethnicity, Place, and Religion – A novel taking place in Palestine and the United States over several generation Adams, Mark Turn Right at Machu Picchu – A nonfiction travelogue/history/investigate report in which the author follows the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III. Adjapon, Bisi The Teller of Secrets – A coming of age novel about a Nigerian-Ghanian girl in the late 1960s, discovering feminism Afshar, Tessa Pearl in the Sand– Biblical fiction story of Rahab, one…
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help by Benjamin Wiker – A non-fiction meditation by the author about books which he believes are influential and popular but are actually full of bad ideas. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (2019 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A travel book published by National Geographic about the American National Parks. 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See (2020 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A National Geographic book detailing 100 journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The 100-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – A fictional book which follows the adventures and mis-adventures of its centenarian protagonist in a hilarious romp through the 20th century. 108 Rock Star Guitars by Lisa S. Johnson – A book featuring photographs of guitars (and guitars only) of famous guitarists. The book took 17 years for Ms. Johnson…
Favorite book quotes from this week, including Steven Pressfield, Bill Bryson, M. J. Rose, Daniel Silva, and Stefan Merrill Block
This book has a lot going for it, police drama, corporate intrigue, murder, action, a new kind of tortured super-hero, and the effects on a small community.
Francis Bacon (22 January, 1561 – 9 April, 1626*+), 1st Viscount St Alban, Kt PC QC, also known as Lord Verulam, best known for promotion of the scientific method, was an English philosopher and statesman serving during his lifetime as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.
Attempts, and succeeds, to navigate the enormous amount of information to tell a fascinating, easy to read story. More importantly, the authors managed to separate the truth from the mountains of disinformation being put out by state and non-state actors, in official as well as unofficial roles.
The book goes back and forth between the author’s personal account, a look at the jaw dropping corruption which happened on a local level, as well as national, and even worldwide, implications
Mr. Hoskins takes familiar aspects of the age, and peels them back to look at how people functioned within England during the time of Henry VIII, and within their own villages.
About: Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, the World’s Most Wanted Criminal by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña is a memoir of the two Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who spent decades hunting drug traffickers. The two authors are the subject of the Netflix show Narcos, which follows their hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. 352 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1250202884 My rating for Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, the World’s Most Wanted Criminal — 5 Buy Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, the World’s Most Wanted Criminal from Amazon.com* More Books by Steve Murphy* More Books by Javier F. Peña* Thoughts: This is a fascinating look inside the DEA, how they worked this famous case, and their relationship with outside entities. The authors are very generous in giving credit where its due, and not taking all the glory for themselves. Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, the World’s Most Wanted Criminal by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña is written with alternating chapters by the authors. They talk about their beginnings in law enforcement, their time at the DEA academy, their lives in Colombia, and up to the…