Book Review: The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson
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1M ago
 About: The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War by Erik Larson is an account of the few months between Abraham Lincoln’s election to the attack of Fort Sumter by the Confederacy. Mr. Larson is an award winning author and a writer who spent much time on the best sellers’ lists. 292 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0385348746 My rat­ing for The Demon of Unrest — 5Buy The Demon of Unrest from Amazon.com* More Books by Erik Larson* Thoughts: This is a non-fiction book that tells, in a story-like fashion, of ..read more
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Book Review: The Women by Kristin Hannah
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by Man of la Book
3M ago
About: The Women by Kristin Hannah paints a portrait of America during, and after, the Vietnam war through the eyes of a combat nurse. Ms. Hannah is an award-winning, bestselling novelist. 480 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin’s Press Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250178630 My rat­ing for The Women — 5 Buy The Women  from Amazon.com* More Books by Kristin Hannah* Thoughts: In the era that I grew up in, America seemed to have come to terms with the Vietnam War and honored the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served. Historical works, literary works, cinema, and even ..read more
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Book Review: Patton’s Payback by Stephen L. Moore
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory by Stephen L. Moore tells of the way Lieutenant General George S. Patton shaped, and beat, Erwin Rommel’s German troops in North Africa. Mr. Moore is an author who writes about World War II and Texan history. 368 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dutton Caliber Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593183401 My rating for Patton’s Payback – 4 Buy Patton’s Payback from Amazon.com* More Books by  Stephen L. Moore* Thoughts: Overall, book introduces the readers to General Patton, as seen through the North African bat ..read more
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Book Review: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin is a biography of America’s 16th President. Ms. Goodwin is a best-selling, Pulitzer-Prize winning author and historian. 916 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0684824906 My rating for Team of Rivals – 5 Buy Team of Rivals from Amazon.com* More Books by Doris Kearns Goodwin* Thoughts: The book’s title refers to Lincoln, and his key cabinet members William Seward, Edward Bates, and Salmon Chase. Each man contributed greatly to the strength of the Lincoln administ ..read more
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Feature: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. Buy The Alice Network from Amazon.com* More Books by Kate Quinn* 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her ..read more
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Book Review: The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero is a novel story taking place in Germany, right after World War II. Ms. Liviero is a published author living in Australia. 444 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1503904768 My rating for The Road Beyond Ruin  – 4 Buy The Road Beyond Ruin from Amazon.com* More Books by Gemma Liviero* Thoughts: This book is not about the war, per se, but mostly about life immediately after World War II in Germany, and its effects. The setting and story are very creative, and the whole narrative turned 180 degrees f ..read more
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Audiobook Review: Sea Stories by William H. McRaven
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by William H. McRaven is a biography of the retired Admiral and Navy SEAL. In this book, he recounts some of the most headline-grabbing military missions he was part of, his training, and more. 10 hours and 14 minutes Publisher : Hachette Audio Language : English ASIN : B07PZY3KF7 Narrator : William H. McRaven My rating for Sea Stories – 5 Buy Sea Stories from Amazon.com* More books by William H. McRaven * Thoughts: As someone who thinks that paying attention to politics is a patriotic duty, I have heard of Admiral McRaven once he got himsel ..read more
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Audiobook Review: Grant by Ron Chernow
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: Grant by Ron Chernow is a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. Mr. Chernow is an award-winning published historian these days known for Hamilton, one of my personal favorite biographies. 48 hours and 2 minutes Publisher : Penguin Audio Language : English ASIN : B074F3SLTL Narrator : Mark Bramhall My rating for Grant – 5 Buy Grant from Amazon.com* More books by Ron Chernow* More books narrated by Mark Bramhall* Thoughts: Without a doubt, this phenomenal biography makes President Grant relevant again for a new generation.  Chernow wrote a readable ..read more
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Book Review: American Ulysses by Ronald C. White
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White is a biography of the 18th US President and American Civil War general. Mr. White is a historian who has authored several other biographies. 864 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1400069025 My rating for American Ulysses – 5 Buy American Ulysses from Amazon.com* More books by Ronald C. White* Thoughts: Previously I listened Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant and enjoyed it very much. I was looking forward to reading this book as well and get a different perspective on the pr ..read more
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Book Review: From Warsaw with Love by John Pomfret
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by Man of la Book
8M ago
About: From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance by John Pomfret traces the relationship between ex-communist Poland’s intelligence service and the American intelligence services. Mr. Pomfret is an American journalist and published author. 288 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Henry Holt and Co. Language ‏ : ‎ English ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250296056 My rat­ing for From Warsaw with Love — 5 Buy From Warsaw with Love from Amazon.com*More Books by John Pomfret * Thoughts: This is certainly a fascinating book, well-written and, indeed, documented. From Warsaw with Love ..read more
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