History

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, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Nazi Germany’s Rocket Science: The History of The Third Reich’s Experimental Weapons Technology and Research During WW11

A fascinating account of the years after World War II, when the Western Allies and the Soviet Union were divvying up what was left of Nazi Germany and the ruins throughout Europe. Of course, one of the most valuable assets, was, the great technology that the Nazis were able to implement both before and during […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Racism? Sexism? Classism? And all of the other “ism’s” is what makes up America and every other civilization throughout history. It’s just human nature, and we can get away from it.   I know we in America, continue to try to deliver on the ideology of “American Exceptionalism” and a real “melting pot” concept, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama by Glenn Thrush

I thought this was a great look back at 2012 during the presidential campaign between Mitt Romney and incumbent Pres. Barack Obama. I really follow that presidential campaign very closely, and was fascinated by even then, the great divide in the country, and you can see then, what is been played out even in today’s […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Hitler’s Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway 1940 by Henrik Lunde

For all of you history buffs out there, this was an interesting look at Hitler’s Nazi regime during World War II, as they sought to ensure their supply lines to the troops as they became increasingly spread out and fighting on both the Eastern and Western fronts, which we all know by history now, eventually […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles Pierce

This was an interesting book, hilarious at times, in which the author, Charles Pierce, literally pokes fun at some of the myths, folklore and long sustaining beliefs that have made of this country. Of course, it’s easiest to make fun of the conservatives for the way that they tend to want to “conserve” the way […]