Category Archives: Books

The Soviet Manned Space Program (Review)

I like to browse the used book shelves at the local Goodwill Store.  Most days, I come across mostly old cookbooks, religious titles, novels that never made any top ten lists, and coffee table books.  Once in awhile, I do … Continue reading

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Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies (Review)

I don’t know why this book was displayed in the “New Books” section at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library. The copyright is listed as 2012. I found it next to the new books about caring for cats. I placed Raising … Continue reading

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My Son Wears Heels (Review)

From the moment I saw the cover of My Son Wears Heels: One Mom’s Journey from Clueless to Kickass by Julie Tarney, I knew I had to read it.  It is the memoir of the mother of a gender non-conforming, … Continue reading

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Apollo Pilot (Review)

In the late 1960s, the immediate fate of American manned spaceflight was in question.  The craft billed as Apollo One was in a launch rehearsal when a fire in the capsule killed Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White II, and Roger Chaffee on … Continue reading

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The Selfishness Of Others (Review)

I’ve been encountering a lot of buzz about narcissists lately.  The most numerous and obvious references are about Donald Trump.  However, this popular obsession about narcissism predates the Trump election by more than a few years. The current young generation … Continue reading

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Fighting Liberal (Review)

He was probably the greatest politician to ever represent the State of Nebraska. George W. Norris is fully responsible for many great accomplishments of the 20th Century and can take partial credit for many others. Even though he is of … Continue reading

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John Lennon vs The USA (Review)

To be honest, I probably would never have picked up the book if it dealt with someone other than John Lennon.  However, like any other fan of The Beatles, I couldn’t resist at least checking out Leon Wildes’ new book. … Continue reading

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