Social Issues

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 – He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest For Justice by Jeanine Pirro

Wow, this is one the best books I’ve read in quite a while, just a fascinating account of Robert Durst, a wealthy error to the Durst family fortune of real estate wealth in New York City. I couldn’t get enough of this book! As we followed Robert Durst throughout his childhood in New York City, […]

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 – Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain by Alan Light

Wow, can you believe this is the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain’s release? I’ve been a Prince fan since his very first albums, “For You” and “Prince” and I’ve got all of his albums (vinyl even) in my collection. Because he was such a multi talented performer, who could play just about every musical instrument, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Me Generation…. By Me: Growing Up in The 60’s by Ken Levine

This was a funny, somewhat hilarious look back to the period of American culture known as “the 60s”. Now, granted, I was a very young kid back then, so other than watching some old cultural campy TV shows like, The Munsters, the Addams Family, The Monkees, Laugh-In and a lot of Saturday morning cartoons, I […]

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 […]