This book tells the story of John Muir’s first walk to Yosemite, as well as the roundabout manner in which the “father of America’s National Parks” came to arrive in California in the first place. The Thomas’ have done a wonderful job compiling Muir’s journal excerpts to create this tale!
This review provides summaries of five selection from the 2018 Non-Fiction Bestsellers List. It includes authors like David Grann, Michelle Obama, Yuval Noah Harari, Tara Westover, and Neil Degrasse Tyson. If you didn’t catch these books in 2018, it’s not too late!
This review offers insights into one of the best books I’ve ever read. Daniel Quinn’s The Story of B will make you reconsider our place in the world and the role we should be playing moving forward. Best of all, it’s a riveting story of personal exploration and what can happen when everything we think we know is challenged!
This review includes summaries of three fiction books for teens that are loosely based on events or figures historical significance. They are The Outlaws of Sherwood, Troy, and Old Magic. You’ll also enjoy a brief snippet from the reviewer on why I believe studying and understanding history is vital to our future. I hope you enjoy!
Roger Rooney’s True North is a page-turning love story set in the Vietnam War circa 1962. Lieutenant Jack Burns is training South Vietnamese troops while Tran is questioning her loyalty to the North Vietnamese Army. How will they meet? What will their encounter bring forth?
Tom Robbins’ Villa Incognito centers on American MIAs that chose to remain missing after the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Add in four generations of alluring women that share a mysterious connection to a famous figure from Japanese folklore and you can only begin to imagine the possibilities. This review of Villa Incognito will cover just enough to hook you in, but not too much to give anything away.
I have a tendency to find new authors and latch onto them until I’ve read nearly everything they’ve written. Right now, that author is Edward Abbey. This book review offers a general overview of the plot of The Monkey Wrench Gang, as well as brief discussion on three of the major themes I took away from this thrilling tale.
My latest book review provides briefs on six best-selling non-fiction books. If you’re looking for a new non-fiction selection, you need to check this out! These books are all written by amazing authors. Some focus on politics, some on crime, some on self-improvement.
This review details four amazing journals for inspiration available via Amazon. Journaling has been shown to have a number of benefits including, but not limited to, increased IQ and emotional intelligence, improved memory and comprehension, and better communication skills.
A review of Thomas Sanchez’s Rabbit Boss, which covers the history of three generations of Washoe Native Americans living in the Lake Tahoe region from the time of the arrival of the first European settlers through the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and further development of the surrounding areas.
An overview of some of the major concepts in Thompson’s chronicle from his time with the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club in California and how some of those concepts relate to our contemporary society. Themes include feeling out of place at home, the difficulty of acceptance, and the dangers of immersive journalism.