Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace OwensMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I’d seen Candace Owens on TV a number of times, and she struck me as smart, honest, and tough. This book proves she’s all of that and more. What hit me as I readContinue reading “Blackout”

Dorothy and Jack

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis by Gina Dalfonzo My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you enjoy either or both of these authors, this is a book worth reading. Their friendship was unique, deep, and occasionally contentious when their opinions on a subject clashed. But asContinue reading “Dorothy and Jack”

The Russia Hoax

The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to read this book to see what a lawyer thought of how things happened at the beginning of the whole Russian collusion investigation. I can’t say I learned anything newContinue reading “The Russia Hoax”

The Culper Ring

The Culper Ring: The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Spy Ring by Charles River Editors My rating: 4 of 5 stars We’ve started watching the TV series “Turn” and I wanted to bone up on the history. It was a good book for that. It gives an overview of the CulperContinue reading “The Culper Ring”

Writing Deep Viewpoint

Writing Deep Viewpoint by Kathy Tyers My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’re a writer, if you even think you *might* want to be a writer, then you need to read this book. Point of view (POV) is a difficult thing to explain. Kathy Tyers has made it simple, digestible, and understandable. Get it.Continue reading “Writing Deep Viewpoint”

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’ve ever wondered how The Greatest Generation got its name, this is the book to read. Inspiring doesn’t begin to characterize it. This is what we were. This is who we were. ThisContinue reading “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor”

American Pharoah

American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise by Joe Drape My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you love horse racing – read this book. It’s that simple. If you watched American Pharoah and cheered him on to the Triple Crown – read this book. Plenty of behind-the-scenes history aboutContinue reading “American Pharoah”

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade My rating: 4 of 5 stars A book well worth reading if you like American history or are interested in the history of the Barbary Coast in the early 19th century. While not the most in-depth book, it hits all the highlights and explains the motivationsContinue reading “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates”


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel My rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting look at the problems of navigation regarding finding longitude in the mid-late 1700s. I learned quite a bit from this book, mostly that I knew very little aboutContinue reading “Longitude”

Killing Reagan

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency by Bill O’Reilly My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was disappointed in this book. Perhaps because I’ve read several biographies on Ronald Reagan, or perhaps because I’d read O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus” and thought it was an interesting and well laid out book. This one wasContinue reading “Killing Reagan”