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Into the Lion's Mouth by Larry Loftis
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Into the Lion's Mouth by Larry Loftis
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Into the Lion's Mouth by Larry Loftis
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For any fan of history, biography, and, of course, James Bond, this is a must read. Loftis presents the story of Dusko Popov, Ian Fleming's model for the character of James Bond. As you read this story, you'll feel as if you are right in the middle o ...more
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Blind Ambition by John W. Dean
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This book tells the story and presents the perspective of the Watergate conspiracy from John Dean's position. It begins with his earliest days on the Nixon staff. Very quickly he becomes engaged in shady activities and while he questions things, he g ...more
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John Quincy Adams by James Traub
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I'd only picked up bits and pieces of the life of John Quincy Adams from other books I've read. He'd always intrigued me, as he's always been positioned as one of the most well-qualified people to hold the Presidency, yet in many ways, his term was a ...more
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Satan's Circus by Mike Dash
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Satan's Circus was a very colorful, interesting read. Mike Dash's style and prose were excellent and very much reminded me of David McCullough's style. It had that rhythm. More than that, this book was an interesting story, and one I'd not really eve ...more
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The General vs. the President by H.W. Brands
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Brands delivers yet again. This telling of the relationship between Truman and MacArthur, and the latter's ultimate dismissal, is extremely well done. Brands lays out the path that lead to Truman's decision to relieve MacArthur with vivid story telli ...more
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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm by Miranda Carter
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This book was simply outstanding. I couldn't put it down. Miranda Carter deliver a triple biography of the three royals that is vivid, has excellent narrative and provides a great view into how their lives were connected. And, ultimately how they cam ...more
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
" Read that one way back when it came out I the 80s. Excellent read... might have to pick it up again... 😬 "
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The Fight That Started the Movies by Samuel Hawley
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The Fight that Started the Movies was a very interesting read. I would have rated it higher had I been more deeply interested in the technology and business aspects of developing the process of creating moving pictures and how to market them at the d ...more
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Alex Kershaw
“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, what you do—is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny … it is the light that guides your way. —HERACLITUS”
Alex Kershaw, The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

“Political parties were new and still slightly suspect, and some people disliked their constant conflict. One of the Auburn papers lamented, after the close of a campaign, that “politics are the only species of warfare that admits of no cessation of hostilities. There is reason to fear that the frequency of elections in this country, connected with the bitterness and asperity with which they are conducted, have produced a belligerent state of feeling.”
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Amity Shlaes
“Coolidge had ladled out his share of mockery, especially in college, but could see now that attack politics yielded poor results. The best way to win was to stick to the issues and forgo any personal attacks or name-calling. Civility would be his rule from now on. He would try it out in his next campaign, for the office of state representative in Boston.”
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Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge

“The duty of Republicans in the current crisis, he told them, was “simply that of magnanimity. We have learned, heretofore, the practice of patience under political defeat. It now remains to show the greater virtue of moderation in triumph.” Americans of different parties, he said, “are not, never can be, never must be, enemies, or even adversaries. We are all fellow-citizens, Americans, brethren.”3”
Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

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