“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 →

“The Johnstown Flood” by David McCullough Review

The Johnstown Flood Author:  David McCullough Published:  1968 I didn't entirely plan it like this, but I ended up reading this book in very close proximity to Isaac's Storm, another book about a flood in late 19th century America. It's hard not to compare the two books, and unfortunately this one didn't quick capture my interest... 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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