Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Sons And Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

During World War II, the allies had a secret weapon: German-born Jews who volunteered their service in the U.S. military were trained in interrogating prisoners and collecting information.  The 2,000 man team, known as Ritchie Boys, served in European combat and, … Continue reading

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Marking Time by Duncan Steel

The full title of this book is Marking Time:  The Epic Quest to Invent the Perfect Calendar. Have you ever wondered how we arrived our current calendar?  Not just why the months were named, but why we have 12 months, and … Continue reading

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The Whisperers by Orlando Figes

During Stalin’s reign of terror, everyday people were afraid.  They were afraid their past would come back to haunt them, and they were afraid to say what they really thought. When they did speak, they did so in whispers, because … Continue reading

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Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg

Hailed an important work upon it’s publication in 1967, Journey into the Whirlwind is Ginzburg’s personal account her years in a Soviet prison during the reign of Josef Stalin. As a teenager I read Solhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, and was stunned at the brutality … Continue reading

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Jungle Of Stone by William Carlsen

In 1839, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood decided to chase rumors of ancient ruins in Central America.  Their difficult trek across jungle, facing hostile soldiers and deadly Malaria is chronicled in William Carlsen’s Jungle of Stone. If Carlsen had attempted … Continue reading

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Beast by Jade Gurss

Beast: The Top Secret Ilmor-Penske Race Car That Shocked the World at the 1994 Indy 500 is the story of how team owner Roger Penske exploited a rules loophole to develop a race winning engine for the 1994 Indy 500. … Continue reading

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Life At The Limit by Sid Watkins

Life At The Limit: Triumph And Tragedy In Formula One deals with the dangerous world of Formula One racing. Fatalities were so common it seems odd that the ‘sport’ wasn’t just banned. Drivers would die, crew members would die, and … Continue reading

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