Category Archives: Non-Fiction

HTML5 Graphing And Data Visualization Cookbook by Ben Fhala

HTML5 Graphing And Data Visualization Cookbook I don’t have any projects requiring graphing active web pages, and don’t foresee any future projects, but the topic is interesting to me, so I got this free book from the publisher and read … Continue reading

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Batboy by Matthew McGough

In 1991, 16 year old Matthew McGough took a long shot and wrote 15 letters to George Steinbrenner and other members of the New York Yankees management.  It paid off big when the following spring, he was sitting in the … Continue reading

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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Who would have thought going digital would have allowed stock market traders more opportunities to scam the investors? In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis manages to explain how High Frequency Traders (HFT) used the advantage of speed to basically conduct a form of … Continue reading

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Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is, like me, a lover of history.  He makes no bones about being Catholic, but he also makes it clear that this is not a religious book.  It’s meant to present the historical facts about the life of … Continue reading

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The Coconut Latitudes by Rita M. Gardner

Sometimes what seems to be Paradise is actually the opposite.  I picked this book up for two reasons.  First, it had the word “coconut” in the title – which helped to meet a book I needed for the Geocache Challenge … Continue reading

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Waking Up In Eden by Lucinda Fleeson

I read this book as part of a Goodreads Challenge which required a book set in Hawaii. I’ve read a few such books, but quite honestly, there aren’t many set in Hawaii which also got great reviews, so I did a … Continue reading

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Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose

What makes a good movie or book even better?  Knowing that it actually happened.  The AMC series TURN is a fantastic bingeworthy show about the Culper Ring –  a spy ring out of Setauket, NY that helped turn the tide of … Continue reading

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