Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace, H. W. Brands

In this audiobook, the reader is superb; the presentation has perfect cadence and expression, and a lengthy book, that could have become tedious, because of the excessive detail, is instead, incredibly interesting and engaging. The author’s use of language, with … Continue reading

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Boomerang, Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis has the gift of gab! His book on the financial crisis (the economic debacle that hit the United States and Europe, that almost brought the whole world down and of which we are not yet out of the … Continue reading

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The Things We Cherished, Pam Jenoff

The story really begins in Bavaria, with the seemingly innocent introduction of a handmade clock, in 1903. It is an Anniversary Clock, a unique clock that is wound only once a year, that has been built by a farmer who … Continue reading

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Gods of Heavenly Punishment, Jennifer Cody Epstein

War is ugly. It makes enemies of former friends and pits them against each other. War puts countries and people on different sides of issues that previously were of no concern to them. Suddenly, they are forced to design weapons … Continue reading

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Schroder, Amity Gaige

After listening to the audio version of the book, I wondered, is it an exposé, Erik’s memoir, an essay on marriage and parental responsibility, a treatise on love with an expiration date, or simply a straight forward confession of willful, … Continue reading

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The Elephant Keepers’ Children, Peter Hoeg

I think it took a genius to write this book and make it readable, likeable and fun. It could easily have been a book tossed into the dustbin. The story mocks every convention of modern society in tongue-in-cheek ways with … Continue reading

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Argo, Antonio Mendez

Antonio Mendez originally planned to be an artist. He put his skill to work at the CIA where he became Chief of Disguise, worldwide, at the age of 33, and shortly after, he was promoted to Chief of Authentication. He … Continue reading

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