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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

My Life Among The Serial Killers -- Helen Morrison with Harold Goldberg

An eye-catching title, wouldn't you agree? And it did its job; it caught mine. As for the book itself, it reads like somewhat like a novel, somewhat like a text. But it reads very well, and is riveting. Morrison has her own ideas about what makes or doesn't make a serial killer, most of them at odds... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Greatest Generation Speaks -- Tom Brokaw

This companion piece to the excellent uplifting tribute The Greatest Generation is as moving and timeless as the original, drawing on the letters of veterans of the Second World War as well as home front veterans and the progeny of both. There are also letters from those who were somehow influenced... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 20, 2004

The Greatest Generation -- Tom Brokaw

All of us have family that fought in World War II, that lived through the Great Depression. No matter where you are from, no matter what nation, the entire globe was affected by both these events, the latter in some ways precipitating the former. The hardships faced by individuals and organizations... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Gathering Storm -- Morris Dees with James Corcoran

I read the other day where a man in Michigan was sentenced for terrorist activities stemming from his involvement with a militia group. I guess this type of lunatic fringe behaviour will never go away. Which is why books like Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat are so important. Originally... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Generation Kill -- Evan Wright

Here is a gritty, hard-hitting first-person account from a reporter who was in embedded in the First Reconnaissance (First Recon) Battalion of the the United States Marine Corps during the initial military assault on Iraq, officially named Operation Iraqi Freedom. You ride with the "First Suicide... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception -- Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh

What an entertaining read. And shame on the Catholic Church and its suppression of the material found at Qumran in 1947, referred to collectively as the Dead Sea Scrolls. No, this book is not a conspiracy theory extrapolation. It is a well-researched history of the Qumran findings and how one group... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 1, 2004

The New Killer Diseases -- Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti

Wanna read something scary? Wanna read something really scary? Try The New Killer Diseases on for scariness. It scared the hell out of me, like no horror novel or movie has ever done (but then my suspension of disbelief isn’t very suspended when it comes to hack-and-slash killers or runaway... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Flags Of Our Fathers -- James Bradley with Ron Powers

James Bradley has written (with Ron Powers) an extremely revealing and entertaining biography about his father and the other five men that raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. The book displays the diversity that makes up the American experience for each of the individuals in what may be the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 6, 2004

Judgment Ridge -- Dick Lehr and Mitchell Zuckoff

Looking for a true crime book that grips you from the first page to the last? Judgment Ridge is that kind of book. It is the story of Half and Suzanne Zantop, German immigrants and professors at Datmouth University in New Hampshire, how they were murdered, and how the two people responsible were not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

World On Fire -- Amy Chua

Amy Chua has written an extremely timely and important book that deserves not only recognition in academic circles, but begs to be read by anyone involved in the world’s political and economic globalization process. It is a great read that packs a pointed punch, one stated throughout the book and in... Sign in to see full entry.

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