The Lucky Thirteen

The Lucky Thirteen: The Winners of America’s Triple Crown of Horse Racing by Edward L. Bowen My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very readable account of the thirteen exceptional horses who have won all three legs of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. I remember watching Secretariat in 1973, Seattle Slew in 1977, Affirmed in 1978,Continue reading “The Lucky Thirteen”

To Rescue the Republic

To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been fascinated by the Civil War since Jr. High. I’ve read widely on the subject, and so it’s always fun when I stumble across a new book that adds somethingContinue reading “To Rescue the Republic”

Mysteries of the Messiah – GIVEAWAY!

Mysteries of the Messiah: Unveiling Divine Connections from Genesis to Today by Jason SobelMy rating: 4 of 5 stars If you love biblical numerology, you’re going to LOVE this book! But if you’re like me, numbers begin to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher in your head, mawaw-waw-wawam. But there is plenty in here besides theContinue reading “Mysteries of the Messiah – GIVEAWAY!”

Knitting Yarns

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood My rating: 1 of 5 stars This one was a real disappointment. It’s a book of essays by authors who knit. Or at least, that’s how it was billed. It’s not. Most of the essays – in the first half which is all I read – areContinue reading “Knitting Yarns”

D. Wayne

D. Wayne: The High-Rolling and Fast Times of America’s Premier Horse Trainer by Carlo DeVito My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you love horse racing and have for some time, this is a MUST READ book. It’s an older book, released in 2002, but it was a wonderful stroll down memory lane for me.Continue reading “D. Wayne”

My Grandfather’s Son

My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. Just … wow. What an inspirational story. Clarence Thomas’s life is truly an amazing testimony to family and faith. He doesn’t hold anything back. He’s clear about his own failings, his bad decisions, and his fight against anger and radicalism in hisContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Son”

Blackout

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”