A helmet-to-helmet gridiron collision causing permanent injury plays on the current awareness of football’s inherent violence.
The Crusades: the Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
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.
One Pitch Away: The Players’ Stories of the 1986 League Championships and World
The Astros put up a valiant fight ultimately losing to the amazing Mets and one of the most famous baseball playoffs of all time in the 16th inning.
How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck
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.
There is a reason that this book was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. It’s a splendid story, believable and very personal.
Wingman: Vital Connections for the Struggles Men Face
Wingman was written by the pastor who officiated Jennifer and Mark’s wedding, someone I consider a good friend. But Frank has a much stronger personal bond.
King and Maxwell
Having tried a number of new authors recently, and being universally disappointed, I decided it was time to return to one of my favorites, David Baldacci.
The Empty Quarter
Before reading this book my notion of PJs was something in which to sleep. Now I know that the USAF has an elite Pararescue Jumper corps that lives by the motto “That Others May Live”.
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
At a time when much of the world was either enticed with or entrapped by fascism, Dietrich Bonhoeffer dared to live the morally responsible Christian life to its most expressive, and tragic, end.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Maligned by eight centuries of anti-Mongol propaganda, Genghis Khan created an empire which shaped the modern world. Militarily, he created the cavalry, perfected the art of siege.