Book Review

Book Review Medal Award System

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Our book review section is for us to share with you some ideas you might consider reading. They are short because you can get detailed reviews from any online book-seller. However, our rating system is unique, drawn on the medal awards from running events, where...

Killing the Rising Sun

By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Bill O’Reilly usually irritated me when he was on the air, so I did not jump to read any of his “Killing” series of books. However, I was interested in learning a bit more about the Pacific theatre of World War 2 following my reading of “The Generals” by Winston...

The Crusades: the Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

By Thomas Asbridge

Most Americans, I would wager, know of Richard the Lionheart through the various Robin Hood movies, as the king who was busy battling in the crusades while his brother ran roughshod over the English people he left behind. King Richard was indeed an important character...

How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck

By Steve Stockman

If you have a smart phone, you have a video camera. If you use it like the vast majority of people use it, you need to read this book and quit making video that sucks. Stockman is an experienced professional cameraman, and he is passionate about helping the rest of us...

“The Devil’s Horn” & “The Devil’s Waters”

By David L Robbins

This book is the third I’ve read of Robbins’ series based on the Air Force’s Special Operations ParaRescue unit, called PJs (for Parachute Jumpers). PJs train at a level similar to the Navy’s Seals, but their focus is on rescue operations. Their slogan is “That Others...

The Source

By James Michener

Like most of Michener’s books, The Source is a historical fiction with a storyline that begins in ancient times and comes forward. Unlike most of his others, this book uses an ongoing archeological dig at the fictional Tel Makor to introduce the reader to each...