Tag Archive | United States

James Donaldson’s Book Review – That’s Not in My American History Book by Thomas Ayres

I’m sure most of you know by now, that I am quite a “history buff” and love studying about history from all over the world. This book that I am reviewing the day, entitled “That’s Not in My American History Book” is a very good look at some of the historical folklore that we’ve been […]

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 Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin Gutzman

This was a fairly interesting book, a little heavy on the political aspect of it all, but it really helps to paint the picture of how different of a country we are now in 2016, compared to almost 250 years ago when the Constitution was established, and all of us Americans were given constitutional rights. […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Ultimate Battle (The Last Epic Struggle of World War II) by Bill Sloan

Wow, this was an incredible read/listen to a great book that went into a lot of the gory details about the Battle of Okinawa, during World War II, leading up to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, ordered by Pres. Truman. So many lives were lost in this epic battle (over 250,000 American […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream by Arianna Huffington

It’s not an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player – that the United States of America is in danger of becoming a third world nation. The evidence is […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir From The Busing Era by Lawrence DiCara

This was an interesting book for me to read, and that I’ve never spent a significant time in Boston, and don’t have any particular affiliation to it our interest in it. But, the book is about segregated busing and how the federal courts mandated the city of Boston to finally start integrating its busing system, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Black Americans of Achievement

This was a short, quick read in regards to as the title says, “Black-Americans of Achievement”. This is actually a series of small short books, and today’s book featured Martin Luther King Jr. Of course, were all familiar with Martin Luther King Jr., and the great work that he did during the civil rights era […]