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Book Review: The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard

The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard:  The Story Of One of Starfleet’s Most Inspirational Captains, by David A. Goodman I always find it to be deeply interesting when fictional characters end up getting an autobiography that is clearly meant for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, by Elvis Costello Why does this book exist?  Like many people, I am familiar with Elvis Costello mainly for his very rare popular hits in the United States, especially “Alison” and “Every Day I Write … Continue reading

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Book Review: T.S. Eliot: A Memoir

T.S. Eliot:  A Memor, by Robert Sencourt This book is the sort of work one would expect from someone who knew the subject for a long time.  I don’t know if memoir is the right word I would use for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shifting Shadows

Shifting Shadows:  How A New York Drug Lord Found Freedom In The Last Place he Expected, by Herman Mendoza [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Apologia Pro Vita Sua, by John Henry Newman This book is an example of a situation where I do not agree with the position of the author, given that he is detailing a departure from Anglican thinking to Catholicism that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Called Out

Called Out:  Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For A Life Of True Calling, by Paula Faris [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stay

Stay, by Anjuli Paschall [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Like many of the books I read and review, this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Pillars Of Wisdom: A Triumph

Seven Pillars Of Wisdom:  A Triumph, by T.E. Lawrence This sprawling book of more than 650 pages is evidence simultaneously of the reason why autobiographies cannot be trusted and also why they cannot be rejected out of hand either.  As … Continue reading

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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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