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Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency By Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard

Having read all of the “Killing” series, with the exception of Killing Kennedy, I’ve found all of O’Reilly’s books to be enjoyable, informative and without “spin”. Being a Republican by tradition, my experiences through the Reagan years were some of… Continue Reading →

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin

Like American icons and Founding Fathers Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Franklin are linked to the period of the American Revolutionary War, Lincoln is associated with the horrific growing pains experienced during the American Civil War, however, Lincoln’s feats extend far beyond the boundaries of our own nation, transcending to global proportions.

First Family – Abigail & John Adams by Joseph Ellis

My second Joseph Ellis, I’ve come to enjoy his ‘to the point’, ‘no frills’ style of writing. Though McCullough’s “John Adams”, which is cited by Ellis, provides a more in depth and detailed version of much of the same material, Ellis tells it in fewer words, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #4) – Robert A. Caro

It hard to believe that 50 years will have passed this coming November 22nd, of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a day that I still remember as if it were yesterday. The word in the air at… Continue Reading →

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 →

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