Category Archives: Non Fiction and/or Commentary

Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination, by Anthony Summers (2013)

The other night, I was chatting online with my friend, Amanda. She asked what I was doing, and I told her I was reading a book about the JFK Assassination. There was a long pause while she thought and typed. … Continue reading

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Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, by Gerald Posner (rev. ed. 2013)

I wasn’t alive when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on 22nd November, 1963—my parents hadn’t even met. But soon they did, and there in the mid-1960’s, I came wailing into the world. Growing up, I heard about … Continue reading

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Mortality, by Christopher Hitchens (2012)

Somehow, this is just the book I needed to read today. It’s like God made me buy it for my Kindle, which is ironic, since Christopher Hitchens was one of the more vocal of the latest guard of Atheists—his “God … Continue reading

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Sixteen, Sixty-One, by Natalie Lucas (Kindle vers. 2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) It’s an interesting coincidence that I was IM-ing with a friend earlier. This young woman is a sweet soul, and I love her to pieces, … Continue reading

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Beatles vs. Stones, by John McMillian (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Beatles or Stones? I can’t even ponder how many of those once-popular Internet memes have asked that question. Sure enough, though, there it is among … Continue reading

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Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down, by Bill DeYoung (2013)

On Friday morning, May 9th, 1980, I was a student at Pine View School in Sarasota, Florida. School started at 8:15, and I think it was second period that I worked as a student aide in the school office. One … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson: A Watched Man, by Jordan Goodman (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss) Imagine you have a huge talent. You’re a famous actor and singer, and arguably the best-known member of your race on Earth. You have wealth and … Continue reading

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