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A Comparison of Biographies of Benjamin Franklin

Although Time recently hailed the late Edmund S. Morgan as having written the best biography of Benjamin Franklin, I believe that it really depends on what you’re looking for. Undoubtedly, … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Einstein: His Life and Universe

This book by biographer Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, succeeds in relating the story¬† the greatest mind of the twentieth century. Isaacson reveals that the source of Einstein’s genius … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Autobiography of Eleanor Rooselvelt

This book is a compilation of three separate works, This is my Story, This I Remember, and On My Own.It also includes an addendum, entitled “The Search for Understanding,” which … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

T.R. Reid’s insightful look at America’s health care system and all of its failings come to light in this book. Reid looks at the health care systems used internationally and … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Easy Day

Former Navy Seal Mark Owen gives a first-hand account of what life is like as a Navy Seal, and also what it was like to be on Seal Team Six, … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Not Without My Daughter

This memoir by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer relates the harrowing tale of Americans Betty and Mahtob, her six-year-old daughter,¬† who were imprisoned in Iran by Betty’s husband, “Moody”and eventually … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Azar Nafisi brings the life in the Islamic Republic of Iran to life with this memoir. A professor of English literature at the University of Tehran, Nafisi, who was educated … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 1 Comment