Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Men Who United The States

The Men Who United The States:  America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible, by Simon Winchester This book is odd for a variety of reasons.  For one, it is written by a naturalized Brit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfectionists

The Perfectionists:  How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World, by Simon Winchester I must admit that when I started reading this book I was not very familiar with what the author meant about precision engineering.  To be sure, it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Patch

The Patch, by John McPhee One of the things that happens when a writer has a lot of material is that one tends to see feasts of scraps made of those materials.  This book is an example of that.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee As someone who is interested in logistics, largely from my own personal experience, I found this book to be deeply interesting.  The author clearly has some personal interest in logistics as well, and knowing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Draft No. 4

Draft No. 4:  On The Writing Process, by John McPhee I must admit that my earliest reading of the author gave me a somewhat slanted perspective of who he was as a writer.  It so happened that my local library … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glory Road

The Army Of The Potomac:  Glory Road, by Bruce Catton This book is the second part of a trilogy (at least) of works relating to the Army of the Potomac, covering the period between the aftermath of Antietam and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Hallowed Ground

This Hallowed Ground:  A History Of The Civil War, by Bruce Catton I really wish I would have read more of Catton’s work earlier.  Although I was familiar and fond of his illustrated history of the Civil War as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Army

Book Review:  Mr. Lincoln’s Army (The Army Of The Potomac #1), by Bruce Catton While I am familiar with novels and even biographies beginning in media res in order to keep interest up on the part of the reader, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wired To Create

Wired To Create:  Unraveling The Mysteries Of The Creative Mind, by Stuart Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire Unfortunately, creativity is a subject that has been treated by many writers in a way that demonstrates considerable tension and ambiguity.  Some writers … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit:  Learn It And Use It For Life, by Twila Tharp Although I consider myself a generally creative person, especially when it comes to the written word, I have long found it useful to read about what others … Continue reading

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