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January 2013

The Years of Lyndon Johnson – Robert A. Caro

Caro in 2012Photo: Wikipedia I can’t wait to get a hold of this one! As soon as my father finishes this, it will be my next reading project. Dad is an avid reader, especially of American history, however he has… Continue Reading →

Walter Isaacson, Biographer Extraordinaire

It started with Isaacson’s biography Benjamin Franklin: An American Life which provoked me to take in his most recent work, Steve Jobs.

Caesar’s Conquest of Gaul

Half a century before the birth of Christ, the area of Europe that is now France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and England, was being settled and re-tooled in the Roman tradition by Gaius Julius Caesar. The Conquest of Gaul is based on Caesar’s own commentaries of the campaigns that took place from west of the Rhine to the Atlantic, from the Alps to southern Britain.

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