Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

A Blast Of Desert Heat

As I woke up after far too few hours of sleep this morning [1], I pondered about some of the matters I had not written about in my nocturnal rant about the heat.  There had been different prognostications about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating Facts

The Civil War:  Strange & Fascinating Facts, by Burke Davis This book mostly lives up to its name.  The anecdotes and comments in this book are certainly strange and fascinating, although they are not necessarily facts.  The author passes along … Continue reading

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Beating The Heat

How do you beat the heat on a day like today?  Well, considering it is after midnight and I am writing this, the answer is that I probably did not do a very good job at it.  It is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dealing With People You Can’t Stand

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand:  How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner In reading this book I was struck by a very powerful set of mixed feelings. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Know-It-All

The Know-It-All:  One Man’s Humble Quest To Become The Smartest Person In The World, by A.J. Jacobs As a lonely and socially maladjusted child, I would find frequent enjoyment in reading encyclopedias, and from time to time I still do … Continue reading

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Are You, Are You, Coming To The Tree?

Yesterday before church services, some of the little ragamuffin population of our congregation decided it would be a pleasant thing to consider me a tree and to act accordingly.  Although from time to time I have joked about my partial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Absolute Surrender

Absolute Surrender:  The Blessedness Of Forsaking All And Following Christ, by Andrew Murray [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am at least somewhat familiar [1] with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Do The Amish Believe?

What Do The Amish Believe?:  The Doctrine Of The Plain People Compared With Scripture, compiled by Aneko Press and MAP Ministry [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Study The Bible

How To Study The Bible, by Dwight L. Moody [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One should not think that a bluntly titled book like this one, part … Continue reading

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