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

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”

Sgt. Reckless

Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse by Robin Hutton My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you love horses, you’ll love this book. If you love stories about war heroes, you’ll love this book. If you love the Marines, you’ll love this book. Sgt. Reckless is a horse, a war hero, and a Marine who servedContinue reading “Sgt. Reckless”