Category Archives: Non-Fiction

The Last Indian War by Elliott West

Subtitled The Nez Perce Story, The Last Indian War chronicles the Nez Perce tribe of the American northwest, it’s early achievements (particularly in light of the favorable view received by Lewis and Clark), the conflicts that arose as western expansion encroached upon … Continue reading

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Arc Of Justice by Kevin G. Boyle

In 1925, Dr. Ossian Sweet bought a charming bungalow in a working class Detroit neighborhood.  He moved in with his wife Gladys, and that very first evening, hundreds of neighbors poured in the street in front of his home, threatening … Continue reading

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Travels In A Thin Country by Sara Wheeler

Subtitled A Journey Through Chile, Travels in a Thin Country is a memoir of Sara Wheeler’s exploration of the entire length of this South American Country. I love travel books, and was eagerly anticipating being immersed in this one, but I found … Continue reading

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Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northrup

Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon’s Northrup’s personal account of how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Born a free man in Saratoga, New York, Northrup’s narrative is meant to be a factual, unemotional account, but … Continue reading

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Midnight Line by Lee Child

There are two types of Reacher novels. One where Reacher saves the world, and one where Reacher works his magic in a smaller setting. In “The Midnight Line” it’s the latter. Thankfully. I find the small stage suits Reacher better. … Continue reading

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Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

In the early 1960’s famed writer, John Steinbeck, took his camper and his trusty French Poodle Charley, and explored America.  Beginning on the east coast and heading across the northern states, Steinbeck encountered the natural beauty of our country and … Continue reading

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Joy To The World by Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is a Catholic scholar and teacher, and I’ve greatly enjoyed some of his other books.  Joy to the World is a closer look at Jesus’s birth – both in terms of what is known historically and how His … Continue reading

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