Nov 26, 2014
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The Unfinished Tower of Babel

By Robert L. Bonn, PhD.

Rating:  star star star star star 

The story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible is meant as a cautionary tale, telling us that if we build our metaphorical or even physical structures too tall, they will eventually crumble to the ground.

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Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors.

By Robert Sholly

Rating:  star star star star star 

An officer who served with, and finally commanded, a rifle battalion in Vietnam tells the story of his time there and of the bravery and sacrifices of his men.

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America’s Greatest Blunder

By Burton Yale Pines

Rating:  star star star star star 

A disturbing argument that America, by entering World War I, set in motion a train of events that caused much of the death and destruction of the 20th century.

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Clan Donnell

By David McDonnell

Rating:  star star star star star 

David K. McDonnell’s book is a history of his own family intertwined with the history of Ireland. It is a balanced, well-researched history beginning with the hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age up to present times.

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I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do

By Julia Park Tracy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Julia Park Tracy’s edited collection of the diaries of her great aunt, Doris Bailey Murphy, written in 1925-1926, offers some insight into the life a sixteen year old girl searching for adventure, romance, and friendship while still living under her parents’ roof.

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Memoirs of an Outlaw

By Robert M. Tanner III

Rating:  star star star star star 

MEMOIRS OF AN OUTLAW is the first outing by Tanner, a retired Marine and veteran who served in active combat duty in Afghanistan and, the subject of this story, Iraq.

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Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History

By Delin Colón

Rating:  star star star star star 

When we think of Grigory Efimovitch Rasputin, we recall his historical reputation as a rogue, a criminal, and an evil man who was often thought to be responsible for the ultimate downfall of the Russian Romanov Empire. Colon disputes this theory in her concise and factual historical account, Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History.

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

By Jack Mayer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is the true story of three young woman who, despite their own personal tragedies, get together to do a high school history project, only to stumble upon an unexpected shared passion for finding the truth.

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Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

By Peter Hetherington

Rating:  star star star star star 

“Unvanquished” is an important and majestic biography as complex, as engrossing, and as important as its subject. It’s required reading for anyone who wants to understand all of Europe as well as Poland.

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Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

Rating:  star star star star star 

Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores the protagonist’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy–an American who converted to Islam–and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible.

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Memories of the Little Elephant

By Nehprii Amenii

Rating:  star star star star star 

A charming tale, boldly illustrated, depicting the story of African people and their journey across the world.