Hollywood Horrors tells of dark past of Tinseltown, where movies stars, studios, and criminals are almost indistinguishable.
Kyle McCord was kind enough to answer several questions I had in mind. In this era which seem to embrace cultish mentality, as well as “cancel” culture
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy creates a nerve wrecking narrative, filled with excitement and heroism.
The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life
Best of Enemies is a non-fiction book which narrates the relationship between KGB officer Gennady Semyovich Vasilenko and legendary CIA officer Jack Platt
An account of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Mr. Garfield was the 20th President of these US and the second to be assassinated in office.
Article first published as Book Review: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber by Dane Batty on Blogcritics. About: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals by Dane Batty is a true-crime book about the criminal career of this elusive man. 218 pages Publisher: Nish Publishing Company Language: English ISBN-10: 0615268455 My Rating for Wanted – 3 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* Thoughts: Dane Batty (Facebook) wrote Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber when he heard the stories his uncle, Leslie Ibsen Rogge, told or being told about him. As a young man Mr. Batty admired his uncle’s daring dues and it seems he does so to this day even though it seems the man will die in prison. This is a very entertaining and easy to read book, but with very little reflection, retrospect and analysis. There are stories of daring robberies and escape, but very little about the heavy price Mr. Rogge paid in personal freedom, family life and financial. The stories themselves are interesting but, as it is with many books of this type, it seems they were written to keep them in the family rather for the general populace. What…
The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption by Bob Ingle & Sandy McClure is informative, funny and entertaining yet horrifying at the same time
A fascinating narrative while trying to understand John Charles Gilkey, a man with no real job whose only passion is acquiring rare books by any means necessary