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Reading: Hue 1968

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden My rating: 4 of 5 stars “As the subtitle says, the Tet Offensive in February 1968 was the beginning of the end of American involvement in … Continue reading

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Reading: Grunt, by Mary Roach

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third book I’ve written by Mary Roach (the others being ‘Bonk’ and ‘Packing for Mars’) and is my favorite so … Continue reading

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Reading: How the Bible Came to Be by John Barton

How the Bible Came to Be by John Barton My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is a very short summation of the author’s more scholarly works on the bible. He writes about how controversial his thesis is although it … Continue reading

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Reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance My rating: 4 of 5 stars Subtitle: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis The November 2016 election showed me I’m out of touch … Continue reading

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Reading: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a collection of stories of people who knew or lived near Lucy Barton, the protagonist in Strout’s 2016 novel “My Name is Lucy Barton”. I was … Continue reading

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Reading: Michael Bloomfield by Ed Ward

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero by Ed Ward My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a pretty short and succinct biography of Michael Bloomfield, a 1960s guitar hero I loved then and today. … Continue reading

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Reading: All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

All That’s Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book just did not do anything for me; the story itself is so simple that I can’t help but give away the basic overlay. The … Continue reading

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