Best Book Review of Revolution Song, written by Russell Shorto

“Shorto ’s Revolution is brought to the reader through the lives of six people. Ordinary people mostly, who’s role little by little unfolds as the revolution gets going, ends in a real war and finally, independence.”

Best Book Review: At Canaan’s Edge, by Taylor Branch

“Simultaneously with Martin Luther King’s growing public role, the reader feels the pressure on his person building up. Up until the last moment.”

Book review: Titan – The life of Rockefeller Sr. by Chernow

“How hard is it to write a fascinating book about a, in many ways, boring and arch-conservative businessman? Not that hard, judging by the biography on John D. Rockefeller Sr by Ron Chernow.”

The Path between the Seas, by David McCullough

“After successfully finishing the Suez Canal the French in 1869 set their mind to engineering a similar shipping route through the central part of the Americas.”

Best Book review: Pillar of Fire, by Taylor Branch

“Although King and the Civil Right Movement stay in the lead, the second volume presents two other secondary roles. Malcolm X and President Lyndon B. Johnson.”

Best Book review: Parting the Waters, by Taylor Branch

Branch, Taylor, Parting the waters – America in the King years, 1954-1963 (vol. 1 of 3), 1988, Simon & Schuster  (NY, Londen, etc). ISBN 978 0 671 68742 7 4 stars Introduction One of the mayor themes I’m interested in concerning the USA are Politics. Not so much Actual Politics, but the Political past. An […]

Best Book review: The Vietnam War, by Ward & Burns

“Where Hastings’ Vietnam gave you a bird-eye view of the war, the Ward & Burns book from time to time makes you feel you’re a witness to the war on the ground.”

Best Book Review: The Vietnam War, by Max Hastings

“One of main goals the author tried to achieve in the book about the Vietnam war was to get a perspective from both sides. Or better said, from as many sides as possible.”

Book reviews on the History of the USA

“A melting pot. That’s what people say about the USA and its population. The same applies for my USA History book reviews.”

Book reviews on the History of Europe

The latest book reviews include two biographies. One about Felipe II of Spain. The other one about Napoleon Bonaparte. Furthermore, an interesting book about Napoleon and his relation to Russia. And finally a book review on a hard to define but fascinating former region of Europe, Lotharangia.

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