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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 – No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

This was a fascinating look into the world of national surveillance programs, most pointedly at the NSA, in which Edward Snowden played a huge part in exposing for the American population in the world to see. No matter what your political affiliations, or what you feel about Edward Snowden (American traitor vs American hero), this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today’s battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America’s wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself. This was a fascinating book that took you read into […]

Introducing The Athletes Playbook

Here I am with Shaquille O’Neal at an NBA function. Shaq is a great example of “life after the game” for the retired athletes. It’s great to see. I’ll be working with quite a few former professional athletes with something new that I’m getting underway. The Athletes Playbook http://www.athletesplaybook.com/ (Launching the summer of 2017!) We’ll be […]

James Donaldson Book: Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages Deadliest Plague by Charles River Editors

It is estimated that approximately 50% of the population in Europe died during the black plague.  The Black Plague ravaged Europe for about four years, and during that time, approximately 70% of the Mediterranean countries populations died, and about 25% of the northern European countries died. The Late Middle Ages had seen a rise in […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why Tolerate Religion? By Brian Leiter

For once in my many years of doing book reviews, I have to admit that “I didn’t get this book” and the overall meaning it was attempting to convey to me. It seemed to ramble on and on, about a lot of vague notions, and in reading the publisher’s summary, I can see that the […]