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December 2014

2014 – A Retrospective

Having risen up to yet another Goodreads Reading Challenge (25 this year), it’s time to reflect over the memorable reads of 2014.

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly

When I saw “Patton” at the theater in 1970, I never suspected anything malicious about the General’s death. I thought it was ironic that he had survived the front-line battlefields of two world wars unscathed, only to meet his fate… Continue Reading →

The Trojan War: A New History by Barry Strauss

Having read Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey” as a youth, the heroes of those poetic epics have remained embedded in my psyche for decades. Barry Strauss, History and Classics Professor at Cornell University, uses his knowledge and background to discern between what is real, what could be real and what would in all likelihood be pure myth in his book “The Trojan War: A New History”.

Edison; A Life of Invention – Paul Israel

Thomas Alva Edison was a great inventor and an iconic American figure. I only wished I had chose a different biography of the man. The book wasn’t bad necessarily, it was just… well read my review.

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