Richard

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Richard.

http://www.goodreads.com/Z1z2

Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books





Richard's Recent Updates

Richard rated a book really liked it
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book came out in 1826, a couple of generations after the French and Indian War. In the 1750's, the area we call upstate New York was smack dab in the middle of the fighting between the great European powers, France and Great Britain, for control ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
The Hinge of Fate by Winston S. Churchill
Rate this book
Clear rating
The time frame of this book covers approximately one and a half years, from late 1941 until May 1943, during which a cascading series of events, some of them catastrophic, tried the resolve of the British peoples and their Prime Minister. There were ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Last Missile Site by Stephen A. Haller
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book contains a lot of information about the Cold War that many people would not be aware of. Specifically, the fact that all U.S. cities, and various military assets were protected from air attack by nuclear-armed surface to air missiles in pla ...more
Richard rated a book it was amazing
The Civil War, Vol. 3 by Shelby Foote
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelby Foote writes, in the afterward section of this, the third volume of his monumental history of the Civil War, how relieved he was to finally finish this labor of love after researching and writing for twenty years. A literary effort begun to co ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Hotel Florida by Amanda Vaill
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amanda Vaill tells the story of the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) through the experiences of six main characters, who lived as three couples during the time covered by the book. These three couples experienced the war in different contexts, althou ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book's greatest contribution to the knowledge of the forces shaking up the old world order at the turn of the twentieth century is its clear telling of the various interests that were jockeying for position of dominance in Middle Eastern affairs ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
US Combat Engineer 1941–45 by Gordon L. Rottman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gordon Rottman has performed a service to readers of World War II history by writing about a branch of the Army which has not received its due from publishers and writers. As Rottman says, the engineer units have served in every conflict and have bee ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Studio Anywhere by Nick Fancher
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book is written by an extremely talented photographer who is, in my opinion, a rising star in the field of portrait photography. As he describes it, he has honed his craft by developing techniques that he discovered while working hard to succeed ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Igniting the American Revolution by Derek W. Beck
Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775
by Derek W. Beck (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
An impressive amount of research was conducted by the author to ensure that his highly enjoyable descriptions of the seminal events leading to the start of the American Revolution are based on a solid foundation of facts. There are no doubt many hist ...more
Richard rated a book really liked it
Out of My Mind by Kristin Nelson Tinker
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Richard's books…
Benjamin Franklin
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

[misquote of a letter about wine, see quotes/831031]”
Benjamin Franklin

Winston S. Churchill
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston S. Churchill

“I get to go to overseas places, like Canada.”
Britney Spears

Benjamin Franklin
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
Benjamin Franklin

Mahatma Gandhi
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Bookman143
1,254 books | 53 friends

Jennife...
116 books | 1,790 friends

Michael...
25 books | 39 friends

H.Alan Day
26 books | 138 friends

Roberto
109 books | 39 friends

Kristen...
53 books | 165 friends

Tamara
1 book | 2 friends

Max
Max
264 books | 73 friends


Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
0 (0.0%)

correct:
0 (0.0%)

skipped:
0 (0.0%)

4154667 out of 4154667

streak:
0

best streak:
0

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by Richard

Lists liked by Richard