Tag Archive | New York

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 – Basketball Comes to Harlem: On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 3 by Kareem Abdul – Jabbar

Former NBA great, and all time leading scorer in the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, does a masterful job in bringing us the history of one of the greatest basketball teams of all time, The Harlem Rens.  Playing in an era, where Blacks were not allowed to compete nor associate with whites, and were not allowed to […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick

As I am getting to know the country of China better and better over the years (I spend about eight months a year over the last four years here in mainland China) I am starting to understand more and more about their “MO” of how they want to go about spreading their influence throughout the […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – New York: The Ageless City: 1947 to 1963 by Deaver Brown

The author, details throughout this book about his experiences in growing up in New York City in the 1940s.  Obviously he knows a lot about the city and is very passionate about it.  New York, it’s still the center/Mecca of the United States as far as the media, entertainment and sports. No other city in […]