Musings of an enthusiastic reader.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Empire by Niall Ferguson
Empire by Neil Ferguson is a history of the British Empire. The book also presents several of the author’s arguments about that empire. Fi...
Monday, August 26, 2019
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
Orley Farm is the fifteenth Anthony Trollope novel that I have read. I decided to give this one a go for several reasons. Though a li...
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin
Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin is a survey of women’s role in the American Revolution. The author does a good job of chronicling ...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
O Pioneers! By Willa Cather
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather is the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants who settle in Nebraska in the late nineteenth c...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
People are talking about Robin DiAngelo ’s White Fragility quite a lot. The book was best seller and it is being mentioned all over soci...
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson was originally considered a "boy's book” when first published in 1886. Since then, the nov...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
I first attempted to read The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann about twenty years ago. I stopped reading about ten percent of the way in. I...
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