Book Review on Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton

Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton My rating: 4 of 5 stars John Brown. The John Brown Gun Clubs. He was controversial, hated by many, admired by some, likely a hero to many victims. A political/historical lightning rod. Some would agree he was a humanitarian and race patriot while …

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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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Finally! A Few (Brief) New Book Reviews

Those of you who have been with me for a long time may remember I used to constantly write book reviews, for years, and in some cases, some very thorough, comprehensive in depth ones that took a long time to write. Unfortunately, my health really plummeted a few years ago and has gotten progressively worse …

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A Review of Brother Number One

Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot by David P. Chandler My rating: 3 of 5 stars The first “review” I read when I came across reviews for Brother Number One was one by “Annie,” which stated, “More objective, non-sensational and honest than than ‘Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare’.” Funny, having finished …

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A Review of The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin

The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin by Alex De Jonge My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grigorii Rasputin was a real enigma. Was he a true holy man? Was he a mere charlatan? Was he the “mad monk?” Was he a con man? Did he indeed have supernatural powers? Was he merely a sex …

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A Review of Mussolini: A Biography

Mussolini: A Biography by Denis Mack Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read numerous books over the years on infamous people like Hitler, Himmler, Ho Chi Mihn, Mao, and more, but I’ve never learned anything about Mussolini and I’ve always wanted to because I’ve heard so much about him, but really no details. …

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A Review of Andy Russell: A Steeler Odyssey

Andy Russell: A Steeler Odyssey by Andy Russell My rating: 2 of 5 stars This much wanted book was a HUGE disappointment! I feel really upset about it. I've been wanting to get this book for two years, but it's been out of print. I saw I could get a used copy via Amazon and …

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