Category: Book Recommendations

Book Recommendation: The Secret War Against the Jews

Publication Date: April 15, 1997 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Page Number: 672 Get out your reading glasses and a large glass of wine or whatever else you like to drink.  I read this book a long time ago, but not sure exactly when.  Obviously…

Three Book Recommendations: Erik Larson, Anne Frank, and Elie Wiesel

Although I’ve read only one of these bookings, I know someone who has read all three.  He said they are all great especially “In the Garden of Beasts” and “Night.”  It was too important for me to pass up not recommending them, given we…

Book Recommendation: Trained to Kill

Publisher: Skyhorse Publication Date: April 18, 2017 Page Number: 232 ******* TRAINED TO KILL: THE INSIDE STORY OF CIA PLOTS AGAINST CASTRO, KENNEDY, AND CHE is written by Antonio Veciana with Carlos Harrison.  This was an interesting read as it is from the viewpoint…

Book Recommendation: Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir

Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: 1st Touchstone Edition (May 25, 1999) Page Number: 368 Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir is written by Frank McCourt about his alcoholic father, Malachy, and music loving mother, Angela.  They immigrated to the United States from Ireland for a new beginning. …

Book Recommendation: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: Vintage Books Page Number: 336 I bought this book with excitement as I heard Murakami was a great writer.  I also bought another of his books, but sort of wish I had read that first instead.  There’s nothing…

Book Recommendation: PoMoSexuals

Publication Date: October 10, 1997 Publisher: Cleis Press Page Number: 180 Here’s a nod to my days when I was in my undergrad years, living in the capital of Wisconsin and living the good life or so I thought.  I was definitely into learning…

Book Recommendation: Semiotics

Publication Date: December 1, 2014 Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Page Number: 176 When I started reading this in 2017, I didn’t think it would take me this long to finish it.  I must have been missing my days of being in school.  This book…

Book Recommendation: Evil

Publisher: Basic Books Publication: Reprint edition (September 8, 2004) Page Number: 288 I didn’t plan to recommend this book in October, but it’s fitting since Halloween is often associated with things that lurk in the darkness.  Yet, evil is not rooted in Christianity or…

Book Recommendation: The Science Book

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Publication: March 28, 2006 Page Number: 528 pages This book is for all those who are interested about science and not just the traditional natural sciences as it also includes some social sciences.  Put another way it’s a nice source…

Book Recommendation: Devil’s Knot

Quote from Joe Hutchison, Damien Echols father: “It’s like a nightmare you can’t wake up from. Our son is innocent. We intend to prove it.” Quote from Mara Leveritt: “Children don’t write their own tragedies. That is the work of adults.” Publisher: Atria Books…

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