Category Archives: Book Reviews

Connections

Connections by James Burke ISBN-10: 0316116815 ISBN-13: 978-0316116817 First edition (1978)  Reprinted many time Connections is the companion volume to the BBC television series “Connections” produced in the Autumn of 1979.  I originaly read connections after watching the BBC series on my local PBS … Continue reading

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: by Jared Diamond ISBN-10: 0143117009 ISBN-13: 978-0143117001 Publisher: Viking Adult; 1 edition (December 29, 2004) This is the follow up book to Jared Diamond’s  “Guns, Germs and Steel”.   “In Guns, Germs and Steel” he discusses … Continue reading

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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (January 12, 1983) ISBN-10: 067145711X ISBN-13: 978-0671457112 This is the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge by John Augustus Roeblings and Washington … Continue reading

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The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 By David McCullough Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (October 15, 1978) ISBN-10: 0671244094 ISBN-13: 978-0671244095 We recently went on a Disney Cruise through the Panama Canal and realized I had not published a review of this great history of the building of … Continue reading

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American Nations

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America  by Colin Woodard   Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition (September 29, 2011) ISBN-10: 0143122029 ISBN-13: 978-0143122029 This book shows how American’s immigration history  has resulted in the different cultures of the … Continue reading

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies By Jared Diamond Publication Date: April 1, 1999 | ISBN-10: 0393317552 | ISBN-13: 978-0393317558 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond My rating: 5 of 5 stars The book attempts to explain … Continue reading

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Bloody Skies: A 15th AAF B-17 Crew

Bloody Skies: A 15th AAF B-17 Crew: How They Lived and Died  – April 1, 1999 by Melvin W. McGuire (Author) , Robert Hadley (Author)   Publisher: Yucca Tree Press (April 1, 1999) ISBN-10: 1881325075 ISBN-13: 978-1881325079 This book has special meaning to me as my Father William … Continue reading

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History’s Great Untold Stories

History’s Great Untold Stories: The Larger Than Life Characters and Dramatic Events That Changed the World  by Joseph Cummins My goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: National Geographic (March 20, 2007) ISBN-10: 1426200315 ISBN-13: 978-1426200311 This book covers 28 interesting events and odd stories … Continue reading

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Generations: The History of America’s Future

Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069 by Neil Howe, William Strauss Release date: September 30, 1992 | ISBN-10: 0688119123 | ISBN-13: 978-0688119126 My goodreads rating: 5 of 5 stars I first read Generations in 1994 and found it to be an interesting explanation of … Continue reading

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