News of the World | by Paulette Jiles

News of the World is my favorite novel of the year, perhaps two or three years. It is about Captain Kidd, as an older gentleman, hired to return a 10 year old girl to her relatives for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was a captive of the Kiowa Indians for 4 years.

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King Richard | Book Review

King Richard:  Nixon and Watergate – an American Tragedy
by Michael Dobbs

Richard Nixon’s presidency was during an impressionable time in my life. I was in high school and college when he was President. I followed the Watergate scandal closely as it unfolded. I can still remember Nixon’s speech, to the nation the night he resigned, “for the good of the nation.”

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The Believers

The Believers

This is a book review of The Believers, which is about the Shaker movement, that began in the east then spread to Kentucky. Since writing this book review I have realized the Shakers were fanatics and zealots. We have fanatics and zealots today in all religions but also within Christianity. I was raised in this kind of culture. Continue reading The Believers