My favorite part of Never by Ken Follettwas almost a step-by-step telling of how on-the-ground intelligence impacts national policy
This is a book which is meant for discussion and dissection. There’s a lot of discovery, both on the road and in the characters’ growth throughout the story.
The stars of this book are the characters, which I feel I can say for the whole series. They are interesting, as well as intelligent
The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour is a non-fiction account of one of America’s greatest humanitarian missions.
The story is about an author named David Martin who accepts an assignment to write a book for a very rich client.
An offer too good to be true.
A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus is less about the scenic road and more about the internal journey towards self discovery.
Richard I, “Lionheart”, takes his vows seriously including the one to free Jerusalem from Salah-a-Din. He leaves his kingdom with his armies to the holy land.
The book is in a funny/serious travelogue, part smart history and part investigative report into Bingham’s discovery all encompassed in an unbending adventure
The plot of A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva is full of twists and turns, a wonderful cast of characters, worldly events and double crossing figures
One of the most significant outcomes of 1961 was the perceived weakness Khrushchev found in Kennedy, prompted him to place missiles in Cuba & give up Berlin