Category Archives: History

Book Review: Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter: The True Story Of The Manson Murders, by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry This is a book that was written by the prosecutor of the initial Manson cases, and this book makes for sure a thorough case against … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert

Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert, by Patricia Cornwell Quite a while ago I read the previous book that the author had written, the prematurely and unfortunately titled “Case Closed,” and this book basically falls in line with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie, by Teresa Koenig This book suffers a bit because of the question of timing. When the book was written, Lionel Richie was one of the most popular artists in the music world, having moved from a successful career … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams, by Bryan Adams If there is one thing that this book does particularly well is to demonstrate the aesthetic sense of Bryan Adams in a visual sense. This is not a book that has a strong narrative sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tina Turner

Tina Turner, by Judy L. Hasday Does knowing someone’s life better make you appreciate their work more? That is the sort of question that one has after reading this very short book that nonetheless tells a lot about the ups … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: DC Talk

On the face of it, DC Talk would not be the sort of band that has an obvious case to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most obvious examples of a one-hit … Continue reading

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I Got What I Asked For And More

It started with a commercial for fake eggs. Now, I happen to be someone who is fond of eating real eggs and real meat, and despite my lactose intolerance I have never been able to enjoy almond milk or soy … Continue reading

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Famines In A Time Of Plenty

One of the oddities of famine is that frequently people suffer from famines not because there is not enough food, but that the food does not get to the people who need it. Political famines in recent decades have been … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Explorers Of The Nile

Explorers Of The Nile: The Triumph And Tragedy Of A Great Victorian Adventure, by Tim Jeal This particular book takes a tough line that manages to point out that European imperialism doesn’t have as much negative things about it as … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Trials Of Laura Fair

The Trials Of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, And Insanity In The Victorian West, by Carole Haber, read by Pam Ward This book greatly irritated me, and a large part of this book’s problems is the fact that the author simultaneously … Continue reading

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