“The President and the Assassin” by Scott Miller review

The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century Author:  Scott Miller Published:  2011 Though not technically a biography, The President and the Assassin tells the dual stories of President William McKinley and his killer Leon Czolgosz.  While McKinley’s life was full of the ascent one would expect from a... Continue Reading →

“It Burns” by Marc Fennell Review

It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World's Hottest Chilli (sic) Author:  Marc Fennell Released:  2019 I'd recommend It Burns: The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World's Hottest Chilli (sic) for fans of podcasts, particularly anything educational. The author Marc Fennell serves as a host type figure, dropping in and out as the listeners are introduced... Continue Reading →

“Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larson Review

Isaac's Storm Author: Erik Larson Released:  1999 Isaac's Storm is a non-fiction book about a hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas in 1900 and killed more than 6,000 people. The style of the book reads much more like fiction than non-fiction however, as Larson frames the event primarily through first person accounts. With that description I'd imagine... Continue Reading →

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