I looked forward to this book, but I was disappointed. The style is repetitive. There are blatant factual errors (such as, just to name one, saying Affirmed was Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, an error repeated in the table of statistics at the back). I spotted enough wrong that I was afraid to believe any of the things I didn't know. Very much a letdown.
Very thorough, a history buff's delight. The book could be organized a little better, as the nonchronological style is a little restless, but I'm sure every reader will wind up hearing at least one new story along the way through.
This book is very well done. The cat points of view are not overly anthropomorphized but are delightfully catly, and the human responses to God after observing the cat are quite deep and beautifully written. There is a lot of meat on this slender, elegant book.
This is a very well-written and heartfelt memoir of how a cat helped the author's family heal following the death of one of her sons. Warning: It is not a children's book by any means. This is a story for adults, told by an adult. But cat lovers will appreciate it.
Fascinating details, really gets into personalities, including the biggest star, the horse, who is appropriately always at the center of the writing, although he had quite an assorted cast of people around him through life, some genuine, some less so. I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Very thorough look at all aspects of this case, getting into great detail. It's impossible to conclude now what actually happened, but all the circus is examined, with errors on both sides. The author has a smooth writing style that keeps you going even through advanced chemistry, and the pictures throughout the book are excellent, some of them quite rare, I'm sure (such as the poor panel of Kentucky officials studying advanced chemistry).
Well-written and compelling, takes you straight into the personalities of the crew. This almost reads like fiction. Intriguing new insights at the end shed new light on the captain's death which was never before certain whether it was a case of murder.
Wonderful. Dr. Levy chronicles the amazing things God can do when people surrender their jobs to Him and how God remains the Great Physician. Some of the office encounters are just as impressive as the surgeries as he starts to explore the effects of bitterness and unresolved issues on his patients' physical health. Well-written, including enough technical details on surgeries to set the stage on the cases but not so many that you need medical knowledge to read it. This book will challenge you.
Very well written, reads like a novel but well researched, and if it seems slightly long occasionally, I'm sure Victoria's reign itself did to those living it. Shows all sides of the Queen's complex character.
I expected more medical hospital anecdotes, but the book I got, always focusing most on the life and spiritual lessons learned and not as much on recounting patient tales, though there are some, was quite an inspirational read and will challenge any Christian.
The mission and the marriage are the true focal points of this book, which chronicles the experiences of two late 1800s missionaries setting up early schools among the natives in Alaska. The reindeer rescue itself was somewhat anticlimactic, but you care so much about the people by the time you get there that it doesn't matter. Very interesting look at native life, including how their justice system works when the murder comes into play. Highly recommended. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Interesting biography, seeing how life and the Little House books dovetail and where they differ slightly. Also lots of rare photos plus a list of all documented sites associated with Laura, how to visit, and how they were identified, which was quite interesting with some, such as the site of the Little House on the Prairie.
This is a fascinating chronicle of some famous cases and also is very well written. Good period details on early crime investigation when forensics was just becoming a science. You hate to use the word funny when dealing with this subject matter, and the text and pictures are graphic at times, but this author also has a pleasant style and a way of relating anecdotes that had me laughing more than once. A very good read. Also has some interesting tales of the prototype for Sherlock Holmes, the doctor Conan Doyle admitted had inspired the fictional detective. This book's author was from the same university where that doctor was a legend, famous for his insights and deductive style, and he knew him.
Fascinating and well written, does not read as much like the boatload of statistics that it is. Includes some memorable "non deaths" as well as the very long roll call of fatalities, and while the subject matter is often grim and detailed, you do run into unexpected humor occasionally, too. For instance, the crash of an Army plane where the soldiers bailed out with parachutes and were clinging to the wall in an untrailed part of the canyon waiting for rescue, unable to go down or up from their position. When the Army search planes spotted them, they dropped them a care package that also included a note saying, "Greetings! You are in the Grand Canyon." The book is not merely morbid but is intended to be educational, reminding people of the vast difference between national parks and Disneyworld and of basic safety protocol. Recommended for any Grand Canyon history buff.