The Last Man

Fast paced. A bit too cut-and-dried with a confusing array of second tier characters.

The Last Man: A Novel

Patton. Ballantine Illustrated History of World War II. War Leader

Manages to cover a lot of ground and makes a fair effort in addressing both sides of a very complex man.

Patton. Ballantine Illustrated History of World War II. War Leader No. 1.

Valediction

Even Spenser can get played, but not for long.

Valediction (Spenser)

The Widening Gyre

The early Spenser’s have bit more edge than the subsequent decades.

The Widening Gyre (Spenser)

Trunk Music (A Harry Bosch Novel)

A pretty good one from early in the series.

Trunk Music (A Harry Bosch Novel)

God Save the Child

When Spencer met Susan – classic.

God Save the Child (Spenser)

Johnny Carson

The kind of book I sometimes feel compelled to read to see if it can provide some sort of insight to the chimera on the screen. It can’t, but who’s fault is that?

Johnny Carson

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Really well written. Great maps and talent for explaining the high and low level strategies.

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey

An interesting look behind the scenes.

Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey

Chasing Midnight

One of the few duds I have come across in this series.

Chasing Midnight (A Doc Ford Novel)

Prague Fatale

Never thought Heydrich could make it into a plot line, but author manages to pull it off.

Prague Fatale (Bernie Gunther)

Captiva

From early on in the series. A little bit different read.

Captiva (Doc Ford)

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Pretty good overall with some interesting observations.

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Bone Deep

Not really sure what I think of this series, but I keep reading.

Bone Deep (A Doc Ford Novel)

George Washington’s Great Gamble: And the Sea Battle That Won the American Revolution

Author has a great cadence and brings fresh legs to often covered territory.

George Washington’s Great Gamble: And the Sea Battle That Won the American Revolution

The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

Defies belief. One tough sob.

The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

Esau

Author sure has a range. Almost gets Clancyesque in parts.

Esau

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

An interesting book that is a bit hard to read knowing what is to transpire on home ground.

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

A Five-Year Plan

Plenty of twists and turns with an homage to Elmore, whether intentional or not.

A Five-Year Plan

Tonight I Said Goodbye

Hard to believe the guy wrote this while still in college.

Tonight I Said Goodbye (Lincoln Perry)

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