What if terrorists hijacked a brand new US merchant ship and murdered its crew, but the President refused to retaliate? What if the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces ws unwilling to use America's military might to defend and protect American citizens from attack? What if Congress used long forgotten power in the Constitution to authorize military action without the President's approval?
Author of Top Gun taught at the Citadel and served in Naval Intelligence for several years is now a Lawyer.
This book should become a MUST READ for all college curriculums. It's premise is ageless. It encompasses the entire experience of being black in the South as well as Jim Crow Laws and being white in the South. Richard Wright tells his story in a personal way while giving historical information about a time that our country should not be proud of, but must not be forgotten lest it be repeated. Whites should come away with more sensitivity to the struggles of todays blacks. (Using Mr. Wrights terminology for ethnicity.)
Wow, this book was great. It's really got not so much to do with color as with relationships one has with one's past, present, and future, as well as one's family. This guys mom teaches him about history and getting past people's ignorance and about forgiving your parents and how important it is to know where you come from no matter what. She was amazing. She probably just felt exhausted raising 12 children but this is a great read for anyone trying to figure out their relationship with their parent and/or their past. It's amazing.
Truthfully, I really got very little out of it. No specifics are given. I'm pretty well-read in philosophy and Eastern religions and this is not written from that perspective although it's advertised that way. It has some good points, but it's one mans account of his journey and a good night's read.
Did you know that Ireland has the second highest number of lawyers per capita in the world after the US? If you like trivia, this book is for you. If you like Ireland, this book is for you. Quick and fun to read.
I'm reading all of Ms. Rendell's books. This is the best one so far. Her characters are so vivid you feel you know them as your neighbors. The crime is random for the characters but well thought out by the author. She leads us to this crime, baiting us along the way with well informed reasoning. It was an excellent read I could not put down.
Izzie is cool, bright, and sassy, and when she meets the gorgeous Mark she's on a real high. He's divine. And he likes her, but why doesn't he call when he says he will? Desperate to make sense of things Izzie spends all her free time at home just in case he calls.
Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office. When he died suddenly the town was sad but not surprised. Just shy of 65, he worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little. His widow Selma didn't doubt the coroner's report but couldn't help wondering what bothered him so much the last six weeks of his life. Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood - very likely her own.
Fantastic! Not normally my kind of read, but a friend said I would like it and I really did. Funny, witty, but not silly or childish. Not your normal romance novel. Smart and charming with real chracters. Good story and great writing!
Six year old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, abused by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for the hopelessly retarded after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said she was lost forever but a teacher named Torey. Torey fought for Sheila.
Rudyard Kipling is not for everyone. He is a man of his time. As had been said by critics he is a fascist and discriminator to anyone who is not a white male, BUT there is no mistaking he ability to weave a story line, his ability to make a story come alive in your head, and that is why he is still a pertinent author today. His prose is delightful if taken from his angle and his terminology is unbounding. It's hard to find an author with the use of the American language that Kipling has. For history and literature, Kipling should be read.
An absolute must read for everyone. Tony Morrison is one the most skillful writers of our time. Color, race, ethnicity means nothing. She is a must read for her skill as a writer and what you will learn without realizing while reading fabulous stories that though fiction are undoubtably true for some. We will all grow through her "fiction".