Hell’s Half-Acre Book Recommendation

From Amazon: Description: “One of NPR’s “Books We Love”New York Times Book Review’s “The Best True Crime of 2022” “Rich in historical perspective and graced by novelistic touches, grips the reader from first to last.”—Wall Street Journal A suspense filled tale of murder on the American frontier—shedding new light on a family of serial killersContinue reading “Hell’s Half-Acre Book Recommendation”

GHOST STORIES, Volume One by M.R. James: Book Recommendation

Description from Amazon: “Sir Derek Jacobi reads a collection of tales from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James, whose stories have for many years inspired the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas TV adaptations. M. R. James was described as “a man who, in company with Sheridan le Fanu, is the best ghost-storyContinue reading “GHOST STORIES, Volume One by M.R. James: Book Recommendation”

The LOSS of the TITANIC: Book Recommendation

From Amazon: “Lawrence Beesley was a passenger on the Titanic’s maiden voyage and therefore a survivor of its tragic loss. In this audiobook he narrates the circumstances of the ship’s collision with an iceberg and the strange unexpected behaviour of the passengers, who found it hard to believe anything at all had happened.” I likedContinue reading “The LOSS of the TITANIC: Book Recommendation”

WICKED WOMEN by Chris Enss: Book Recommendation

Description: “This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women offers a glimpse into the Western women’s experience that’s less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. [BEST STATEMENT EVER!] During the late 1800s, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing offContinue reading “WICKED WOMEN by Chris Enss: Book Recommendation”

Doctor Ice Pick: Book Recommendation

Description: “A haunting and true short story of the lobotomist who cut a brutal swathe through the lives of thousands of vulnerable Americans from the author of Miracle at Coney Island. In July 1952, Dr. Walter Freeman arrived at the gates of a West Virginia asylum. In his medical bag he carried two metal picksContinue reading “Doctor Ice Pick: Book Recommendation”

CHICKENHAWK Book Recommendation

All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Join the LIVE CHAT! The chat lasts as long as the video plays. Let’s hang out!! Description: “With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason’s Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Critically acclaimed for itsContinue reading “CHICKENHAWK Book Recommendation”

Things I’ll Never Forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam Book Recommendation

“Things I’ll never forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, timesContinue reading “Things I’ll Never Forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam Book Recommendation”

Hitler’s Furies: So Disappointing

I am deeply disappointed by this book. Wendy Lower’s writing, as described by another reviewer, was certainly “pedestrian”. It is dry and full of minutiae. I completely understand wanting to share EVERYTHING I’ve learned about a topic because I’m excited to share. Ms. Lower’s writing was dull. She was writing a book on a facetContinue reading “Hitler’s Furies: So Disappointing”

Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Professor Garland makes the daily lives of the ancient people come to life! This Great Courses lecture series is outstanding! I highly recommend it. If you are also enthralled by ancient history and can’t get enough information, then this series of lectures will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. It did me,Continue reading “Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World”