A Review of “Utopia for Realists”

Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World by Rutger Bregman My rating: 1 of 5 stars Yeah. Utopia for anything, any reason or topic always sounds good. Do you know how many descriptions like the one this book has here I’ve read over many decades from authors dating back centuries? Do you …

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A Review of Mao Tse-Tung on Guerrilla Warfare

Mao Tse-Tung On Guerrilla Warfare by Mao Tse-tung My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can't believe I discovered this treasure in a Maryland antique store last week while visiting the Eastern Shore from Tennessee with my wife. As a long time student of the Vietnam conflicts and Ho Chi Mihn, and to a lesser …

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A Review of Warrior: Frank Sturgis

Warrior: Frank Sturgis---The CIA's #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro but Was Ambushed by Watergate by Jim Hunt My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book is about a legend in the subject's own mind. And perhaps the co-authors'. And perhaps even a few others. But he's really not all that. This book is poorly …

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A Review of Mao: The People’s Emperor

Mao, the People's Emperor by Dick Wilson My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is a hard book to rate. On one hand, it provides a lot of information and is somewhat detailed. On the other, it leaves out huge chunks of information which is simply unforgivable. I wanted to read about Mao to learn …

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A Review of Ho Chi Minh: A Life

Ho Chi Minh: A Life by William J. Duiker My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve always been fascinated by Ho Chi Minh, one of history’s most mysterious yet prominent figures. I’ve read what little there is on him over the years, and then finally came across this book, William Duiker’s Ho Chi Minh: A …

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