Tag Archives: memoir

Book Review: A Woman’s Civil War

A Woman’s Civil War:  A Diary With Reminisces Of The War, From March 1862, by Cornelia Peake McDonald, edited, with an introduction by Minrose C. Gwin Honestly, this book would be an amazing one except for the introduction by someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Emilie Davis’ Civil War

Emilie Davis’ Civil War: The Diaries Of A Free Black Woman In Philadelphia, 1863-1865, edited by Judith Giesberg A book like this is a tough one to review.  On the one hand, the mere existence of this book as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Confederate Girl: The Diary Of Carrie Berry, 1864

A Confederate Girl:  The Diary Of Carrie Berry, 1864, edited by Kerry Graves This book is one that I found deeply fascinating.  On the one hand, the content of the book is not stellar in that it does not even … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Third World To First

From Third World To First:  The Singapore Story:  1965-2000, by Lee Kuan Yew This is a big book, coming in at about 700 pages.  In reading this book I was struck by both its similarities and its differences with Margaret … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Be A Good Creature

How To Be A Good Creature:  A Memoir In Thirteen Animals, by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green This book is the sort that provides accidental insight that the author does not entirely intend.  In reading about the book, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Downing Street Years

The Downing Street Years, by Margaret Thatcher A great many political memoirs are full of obfuscation and self-deception and a distinct lack of detail as the author tries to paint themselves as some sort of transformational leader who is somehow … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups Of Tea:  One Man’s Mission To Fight Terrorism And Build Nations…One School At A Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, read by Patrick Lawlor This is a book that I wanted to like more than I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Path To Power

The Path To Power, by Margaret Thatcher This is quite an interesting book, I must admit, and it is a very long one.  At more than 600 pages this volume is not one that can be taken lightly, but there … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Age Of Anxiety

My Age Of Anxiety:  Fear, Hope, Dread, And The Search For Peace Of Mind, by Scott Stossel This particular book disappointed me.  It is obvious that this book seeks to aim to be a part of a select group of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sounds Like Me

Sounds Like Me:  My Life (So Far) In Song, by Sara Bareilles I must admit that while I occasionally like some of her music that I did not know a great deal about the life of the author.  And while … Continue reading

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