Anyone with an interest in Cockburn and his music will want to read Rumors of Glory. Anyone interested in the interplay between life, art, music, and politics would also find this memoir engaging and insightful. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Tag - nonfiction
A Girl's Guide to Life is a simple and earnest little book of life advice for girls. It is a quick read with illustrations that have an old fashioned feel and a great backstory. It would make a nice gift for the 7-11 year olds in your life.
Any fan of Civil War history would enjoy this engaging and enlightening take on the causes of the Civil War.
It is a book that introduces children to the character and nature of God in an inspirational and devotional way using images, phrases and a poetic sense. And it really does capture the grace, love and mercy that flows through scripture; in the promises, stories, and faithfulness of God.
I know this is not exactly the type of issue or coverage you might expect of me, and some of you might even want to be cynical or see it as simply a clever marketing campaign, but it is an important enough issue that I wanted to take the time to post. If this post raises the issue or awareness in some small way it is worth it.
An interesting and educational experience, full of fascinating research, tidbits and vignettes. All with the overarching theme that we are not quite as smart as we think we are and that much of our decision making process goes on without our even knowing it.
May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Germans. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It’s a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the...
NAPOLEON AND THE ART OF DIPLOMACY: How War and Hubris Determined the Rise and Fall of the French Empire by William Nester is not about Napoleon’s diplomacy as art, but more as brute force. Nester traces Napoleon’s rise to power as a successful general in the mid 1790s to the master of Europe in 1812 and how it all came crashing down in 1814. Throughout this time, Nester contends that Napoleon wove a web of alliances through treaties and setting relatives on the thrones of various...
I wanted to bring to your attention a book that came my way, The Gnome Lexicon. Readers of this blog will know I am a sucker for quirky books with well done illustrations that touch on folk lore or fairy tales so it is no surprise that I found this volume intriguing. From the publisher: The Gnome Lexicon is a comprehensive study on gnome lore. Altogether there are seventy plus gnomes that represent fifty-nine cultures included in the book. They are divided up into twelve chapters according...