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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey
This is a very interesting and compelling story! While non-fiction it flows like a novel with well developed characters who face a plethora of issues...more
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
What versatile and talented men our country was fortunate to have at its founding, devoted to liberty, freedom, and the growth of the country.
James M...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
The Circle
The author spins an intriguing story about the end result of continuing intrusions into our privacy with a vision of cameras everywhere with chilling...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 07, 2013
Mission to Paris (Night Soldiers, #12)

Another good spy story recommendation! Set in pre-war (WWII) Paris and describing the various pressures that the Nazis put both on individuals and on...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
The Captain
I have always thought of this book as one of my most favorite book! After rereading it for the first time since the 60's I got a fresh perspective on...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
American Romantic
A survey of the life of Harry Sanders, Foreign Services Officer, from Connecticut. Harry's posting start in Vietnam - prior to the war - where he is i...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
Andrew Johnson (The American Presidents, #17)
Brief bio of successor to Abraham Lincoln from a hard scrabble background with little formal education he became a Congressman, Governor and then Sena...more
Feb 2012
Mar 10, 2012
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Another excellent book by the distinguished Civil War historian. Prof McPherson covers the Navies on both sides of the war which get only tangential m...more
Sep 06, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year

A story set in Grant's final year, after a disasterous financial setback and dying of cancer, he starts writing his Memoirs so that his wife and famil...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Young Philby
Historical fiction of the infamous double agent in the 30's who was recruited by the Soviets along with four other Cambridge leftist intellectuals. Af...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
The Chemistry of Tears
A strange story melding Catherine,a museum horologist, and Henry, a 19c patron of an automaton. Catherine's lover of 13 yrs sudden death throws her in...more
Sep 2012
Aug 30, 2012
The Foreign Correspondent (Night Soldiers, #9)

Paris - 1938 - awash in emigres and espionage! This book focused on Italian, Carlo Weisz, a journalist working for Reuters that gives the author the o...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Cotton Tenants: Three Families
Just published after @60 years - written for a Fortune magazine article by a young James Agee - subsequent winner of a Pulitzer Prize - with photograp...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The audio version was outstanding! What a great professional recording.
Billy Lynn, a 19 yr old Iraqi war hero, and Bravo Company are on a nationwide t...more
Apr 09, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
The Spanish Game
Set in Madrid in 2003 with Alec Milius, ex-MI5 agent, who is living in constant fear of CIA reprisal for a botched operation five years before. The au...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
The Spies of Warsaw (Night Soldiers, #10)
I very much enjoy Alan's stories - set in prewar Europe with the threat of war and doom are hanging in the air! This one set in Warsaw features an ari...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
The Last Lion 3: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-65
A detailed and engrossing look at a remarkable man, Winston Churchill, who led England during the traumatic and dangerous period of 1940- 1945. The au...more
Feb 07, 2013
Nov 09, 2012
Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Ike's Bluff: the title intends to portray his efforts, in the middle of the Cold War, to convince the Soviets that a nuclear conflict would be devasta...more
Mar 16, 2013
Nov 18, 2012
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
A Scandanavian mystery with a crusty and pugnacious detective set in the Copenhagen area. Carl Morck is reassigned to a new function, Dept Q, in the b...more
Mar 20, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Istanbul Passage
Istanbul in 1945, Leon Bauer a somewhat reluctant spy is thrust into an exciting and confusing mission with plenty of Int'l complications. His occasio...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Defending Jacob
A father, also an ADA finds his son accused of murdering a classmate. Political intrigue in the DA's office is a side note to the pressure the accusat...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
An extremely bleak view of life in N Korea through the eyes of refugees as described by a journalist. The poverty and deprivation of the population is...more
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
A short book that brings you into the Civil war era and the personal impacts of the broad societal issues that the country was facing.
Her main charact...more
Nov 07, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914
A through view of the factors that led Europe into a war that had a devastating effect on its populace! The Author gives ample explanations why a cent...more
Mar 07, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
The Impossible Dead
Scottish Inspector in Complaints unit, Malcolm Fox, investigaes improper police conduct. Fox's unit is despised by the regular police force as it invo...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
The Haj
Historical fiction pitting Arabs vs Jews thru the 20th c. Told primarily from an Abab perspective but with an unflattering portrayal of Arab leaders a...more
Feb 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Gripping view of the Annawadi slum in Mumbai - the descriptions are vivid and appalling along with the struggles that the people face! You are left fe...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Ordinary Thunderstorms
Adam Kinkaid - wrongfully suspected of murder goes underground, or off the grid, in London - avoiding detection by the police and a hired killer. Good...more
Jun 2012
Jun 11, 2012
A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis: Boston 1850-1900
An interesting look at the major events in the history of Boston through the second half of the 19th century. He covers the abolishionist movement, Ir...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Shiloh, 1862
Excellent recounting of this crucial battle in the Western front in the Civil War. The author gives us the horror and tragedy from a soldier's viewpoi...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
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