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James Donaldson’s Book Review: Planet Carnivore: Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth? by Alex Renton

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 35 years, and this book falls right into the areas that I have so diligently studied, which give me the reasons for becoming a vegetarian in the first place. Animal exploitation, pain-and-suffering, disease, overcrowded conditions, hormones/insecticides/pesticides, impact on human health, environmental concerns, greenhouse warming, carbon footprints, and so many […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff – The Man Who Swindled the World by Deborah Strober

A fantastic recounting of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme that was orchestrated by Bernie Madoff, throughout about 25 years or so. It all came crashing down during the Wall Street and financial meltdown of 2008 – 2009. Madoff, was a respected Wall Street financier, fund manager and former chairman of NASDAQ. Even though he often […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Whew, this book was a little more “heavy” than I anticipated, but still full of very good (if not abstract) information that was somewhat hard to keep up with, but if you have an interest in the formation of the universe, this would be a great book for you. Of course, this brings into focus […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Martin Luther King Jr Speech – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here-Audiobook/B002VAEVBG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1416181024&sr=1-1 I woke up this morning listening to the “Where Do We Go from Here” sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. It still amazes me how relevant his speeches and sermons are in today’s world, since the first spoke them over 50 years ago. The thing that most put a smile on my face this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass

I think this book and the author, took us on a very interesting journey through the Oval Office, and the Cold War years, during the JFK administration. Great insight and information that’s very helpful to piece together the tremendous stress and pressures that JFK was under, apparently from all sides, to keep us from nuclear […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Deceived Wisdom by David Bradley

This was a fine, easy read, lighthearted but yet still pretty informative. The author, takes a lot of the old “wives tales” and “urban myths” to task, and throws a little bit of clarification at them, their origins, and how they continue to persist to this day. For instance: we’ve all been told things like, […]