"The Spanish Armada" by Robert Hutchinson. Why King Philip II of Spain sought to invade Queen Elizabeth's England, and why he failed.
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August 28, 2014
August 20, 2014
"Enough About You" by Christopher Buckley. A witty collection of wide ranging essays running from hilarious to poignant.
August 20, 2014
"Enough About You" by Christopher Buckley. A witty collection of wide- ranging essays running from hilarious to poignant.
August 13, 2014
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at "Cockroaches" by Jo Nesbo. The second of the Harry Hold crime series in which Inspector Hole is sent to Thailand. Also reviewed, "The Long Shadow". Historian David Reynolds traces the legacies of World War I
July 30, 2014
A history of British spies who tried to thwart Soviet power during the early years of the Russian Revolution called, "Russian Roulette". And from Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, an espionage novel- "The Director".
July 23, 2014
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a new biography of childhood film star Shirley Temple in "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression" by John Kasson. Also reviewed, "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau." A view of the writer as a young man.
July 17, 2014
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a history of the development of the American cultural psyche, including its religious roots in a book entitled, "American Soul" by Ronald Schenk.
July 10, 2014
"Denali's Howl" The true story of the 1967 climbing disaster on Alaska's Mt. McKinley in which seven climbers lost their lives.
July 3, 2014
Choosing a book to read for your own enjoyment is one thing, but the responsibility of choosing a book for young readers to learn and hopefully enjoy, is quite another. Sharon Bishop chose the Great Gatsby for her High School English students.
June 26, 2014
"Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War" by Amanda Vaill. The stories of 6 people, among them, Ernest Hemingway and photographer Robert Capa, as they live and work amid the chaos and brutality of war.