Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have touched a lot of lives, some for better, some for worst. This book goes in the political wars fought about it
Chasing the Moon: People Politics and the Promise That Launched the Space Age – looking at the thinkers dreamers and futurists that envision the space program
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.
The figure of President Richard Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified – A non-fiction book review
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.
As you know I love my Dr. Seuss fun facts, I wrote a post several years ago which, due to the great positive responses I got, started my Fun Facts Friday posts. March 2 is the birthday of this wonderful author so I hastened to find some more fun facts about this fun guy. A line in Horton Hears a Who! was used by pro-life (that’s anti-abortion for my international readers) as a slogan. The line was e “A person’s a person, no matter how small”. We don’t know if that was Seuss’ intention, however he did threaten to sue the group if the didn’t remove the slogan from their letterhead. In the 40’s and 50’s there was a series of books which taught kids how to read, the books were published by Loganberry Books and were called the Dick and Jane primers. Dick and Jane lived in a nice, clean, sanitized suburbia and were very popular. Dr. Seuss however thought they were boring and wrote The Cat in the Hat. A few months after the Watergate scandal a book called Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! was published. Many thought that the book was about disgraced President Richard Nixon, however it’s highly unlikely that…
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner is a fascinating and well researched book giving an excellent treatment of what basically amounts to domestic spying
Dr. Henry Kissinger writes at length about the country he has known for decades. Recounting Chinese history and culture, Kissinger examines how China sees itself and the outside world.