Tag Archive | James Donaldson

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 […]

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 – Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi by R. Barri Flowers

This was a fascinating, quick paced narrative about Tennessee Titans NFL great quarterback, Steve McNair and his young lover who committed a murder/suicide with the both of them. McNair was a record-setting quarterback both in college and in the NFL, and a very well-liked, all around, community guy and family man. He seemed to have […]

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, […]