I’ve always been a fan of Michener, and last year also discovered one of his contemporaries, reading Leon Uris’ “Exodus” during my first visit to Israel.
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the World’s First Miracle Drug
Medical professionals had already discovered that bacteria was the cause of infections and diseases, and antiseptic solutions had been in place since the 1890s.
Great by Choice
Great by Choice is the third of Jim Collins’ books which I have read and enjoyed. This one struck me as being not only about building a business.
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Gates treads lightly when comparing the two administrations. He prefaces the book, and most of his comments wherein he differed with either Bush or Obama.
Born to Run
Start with a fascinating story about running long distances, work in some real history about a mysterious Native American tribe, and ask a lot of thought provoking questions.
The last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Baseball fans, this is a no-brainer read. Anyone interested in the history of modern civil rights movement would also be advised to take a read.As with so many of our heroes, the truth about Henry Aaron’s life is far more interesting.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Motivational, inspirational, spiritual, and historical… Another of my favorite books of the past few years. It is the story about Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner, WW2 B24 bombardier.