I don't have an account to save YouTube vids I love or appreciate (gmail screws me every time and all the apps kill my computer), but Scottie's Toy Box occasionally snaps up videos by this gentleman. He's named Beau of the Fifth Column, and I gotta say, I'm gonna make a point to look him … Continue reading This is the most sensible thing I’ve heard about “good guys with guns” yet…
My Copy: 9780449213940 (image from amazon.com) I've seen the movies (the amazing 1930s version and the "meh" version with "John Boy"), so I already knew the story for the most part. All Quiet on the Western Front is a great piece of work, though, and the style works wonderfully. I started it this Armistice Day/Veteran's … Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
My Copy: 9780375708275 (image by sciencebookmix.com) I can't tell if my choices are oddly appropriate, or I'm just a morbid little turd. Harvey was raging over our heads and the torrential downpour could drive anyone a little nuts, and yet I pick up this book again to read during the storm. I'll chalk this up … Continue reading Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson
My Copy: 9781585441662 (image from Brazoria County Historical Museum online) I gotta admit, other than the fact that it was a museum-trip impulse buy, I'm not entirely sure why I picked this book up a few years ago, though I did thumb through it for some visuals a couple of times. Hey, I'm a history … Continue reading Texas Flags, by Robert Maberry, Jr.
My Copy: 9780446518512 (image from amazon.com) My favorite scientist and geek in the world (non-fiction) has to be Dr. Robert D. Ballard. It's been that way since I was a kid and learned about underwater exploration, and naturally, his expeditions to the Titanic. I'd learned all I could about that disaster and looked at the … Continue reading Exploring the Lusitania: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History, by Robert D. Ballard & Spencer Dunmore
My Copy: 9780195042368 (image credit to abebooks.com) "We had known. The world had vaguely heard. But until now no one of us had looked on this. Even this morning we had not imagined we would look on this. It was as though we had penetrated at last to the center of the black heart, to the … Continue reading Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans & the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps, by Robert H. Abzug