Unbreakable (a book review)

Sometimes you get lucky. I had seen this book before at the bookstore, but I passed it up. Lately, though, I’ve been bingeing on Black Ops 3 on the old Xbox Uno, and I thought the future warfare offered up by Unbreakable might dove-tail with that game. In some ways, it does. But here’s why... Continue Reading →

13 Hours (a book review)

“There was no stand down order!” I’ve seen that a lot regarding both the book and the subsequent movie. You know, because everyone was there. But we’ll get to that later. It’s a super-fun topic. First: the book! I’m reviewing this now because certain elections are in the rear-view mirror. The book is clearly meant... Continue Reading →

Hero of the Empire (a book review)

Winston Churchill, a name synonymous with World War II, cigars, and the occasional Doctor Who episode. I realized when I picked up this book that I didn't know much else about him. I've visited Westminster Abbey and seen the memorial stone (he’s buried elsewhere) and I've seen the statue in Parliament Square. But these sights... Continue Reading →

Ruin (a book review)

I hadn't planned on reviewing this novel, as I already reviewed the first two in this series quite favorably. But the final installment dropped in December and I thought I would check in to see if it's worth going through three long books to get to that big finale. TL;DR – Of course it is!... Continue Reading →

The Plantagenets (a book review)

“On his wedding day Geoffrey of Anjou was a tall, bumptious teenager with ginger hair, a seemingly inexhaustible energy, and a flair for showmanship.” – From the opening chapter of The Plantagenets. In 1128 Geoffrey count of Anjou married Empress Matilda, the daughter of Norman king Henry I. Empress Matilda’s husband had died unexpectedly three... Continue Reading →

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