Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Football For Dummies by Howie Long

I’ve been watching football for over 40 years and I still don’t know all the ins and out of the game. I picked up this book to help fill some of those holes. Howie Long has done a good job … Continue reading

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Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In this charming memoir, Mary J. MacLeod shares stories of her experiences living on a remote Scottish island as a district nurse in the 1970’s. Coming from London, MacLeod’s family certainly had adjustments to make, and the inconvenience of living … Continue reading

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Flawless by Scott Andrew Selby

The fun of participating in reading challenges is discovering¬† exciting new books.¬† I was challenged to read a book having to do with diamonds, so I selected a non-fiction work about a jewel heist. In 2003, a group of Italian … Continue reading

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The Education Of A Coach by David Halberstam

The Education Of A Coach tells the story of my favorite NFL Coach, Bill Belichick. The book also explains how the New England ‘Patriots‘ manage to win so many championships, when the entire NFL is design to break up dynasties. … Continue reading

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The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden

The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot: A True Story About the Birth of Tyranny in North Korea Harden paints a bleak picture of Kim Il-Sung. We also get to see the primary role that Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Mao’s … Continue reading

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Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Originally published in 1986, Arctic Dreams is a collection of essays about the northernmost part of the earth, with an examination of the land, wildlife, peoples and history of the arctic.¬† It was also a National Book Award winner, so … Continue reading

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS Verghese’s parents were from Kerala, India but taught school in Ethiopia, where Abraham was born, and given his Christian name. He specialized in … Continue reading

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