Category Archives: Book Review

Slender Reeds: Jochebed’s Hope (book review)

Author, Texie Susan Gregory, tells the story of the mother of Moses in this 422-page Biblical history novel.  I found the book recommendation on a Christian book site.  Copyright is 2016 by eBook editions:  Adobe Digital Edition. The story moves painfully slow, and it is packed with details of Egyptian customs of the time of …

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The Wright Brothers (book review)

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough is published by Simon and Schuster in both print and digital formats. The print length is 337 pages.  I chose the audio format which is 12 hours in listening length. Publication date is May 5, 2015. McCullough became a favorite biographer to me when I was reading biographies of …

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Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness (book review)

Seven Mean and the Secret of their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Copyright 2016, 221 pages. This book is available in paper and ink, e-reader, audible, and is available in Talking Books which is run by the Library of Congress. Metaxas is so thorough in his research that I am drawn to his …

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Three Days in Moscow (book review)

Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, is written by Brett Baier and Catherine Whitney.  It is published and sold by Harper Collins.  The print edition in hardcover is 416 pages.  The book was published in May, 2018.  It is book 2 in a series the Baier is writing.  …

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All the Presidents: Project Complete

Three years ago, I set out on a project that I hoped would be worthy.  The project would have been better done in my younger years, but it is as the worn cliché says, “Better late than never.”  I have now read either a biography or autobiography of every one of the 45 U.S. Presidents. …

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Touching the Clouds (book review)

Book 1 in a 3-book series, Touching the Clouds, by Bonnie Leon, is a break from hum drum fiction that seems to permeate the market today. It is published by Revell, copywrite 2010. The print edition is 396 pages. I chose the Kindle edition because it was free and as of this afternoon, is still …

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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu (Book review)

I chose to review this book on my blog site because I thought it might inspire some of the readers here to investigate the book further. I couldn’t review the book on Amazon because I did not purchase it there but listened to it on audio from Talking Books, a service of the Library of …

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Unbroken: A World War Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Louis Zamperini is a remarkable man.  This is his story. Although the movie with the same title was released recently, I am referring to the written book.  From a very young age I have always preferred the book to the movie.  Movies leave so much out and tend to twist things around. The book, written …

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A Hundred Years from Now

In my goal to read a biography of every U.S. President, I sometimes stray into other areas.  I knew so little about Warren Harding and now I know why.  His morals kept him hidden.  I found a book devoted to his wife, Florence.  I know nothing of the biographer, Carl Sferrazza Anthony, but some reviews …

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My Reading World: three reviews

When a busy and influential man such as Joel Rosenberg asks “So, what are you reading?” I am intrigued.  That is exactly the question Rosenberg posed in his weblog today.  He asked for replies on his Facebook page and of course I obliged.  I am almost finished with A Life:  Reflections at Ninety, by former …

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