Category Archives: Books

Book Write-Up: A Walk in the Garden

Paul Morris and Deborah Sawyer, ed.  A Walk in the Garden: Biblical, Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden.  England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992. A Walk in the Garden contains seventeen contributions by scholars about the Garden of Eden story in … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 28

On page 902 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “Nixon would have done better with a more credible and substantial spokesman than [Press Secretary Ron] Ziegler, but as [White House Chief of Staff Alexander] Haig … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 11

In Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black narrates that William Knowland, a conservative Republican U.S. Senator from California, chose to run for Governor of California in 1958 rather than to pursue re-election to the U.S. Senate.  According … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 10

For my blog post today about Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Black says on pages 344-345.  The context is Hungary’s 1956 revolt against the Soviet Union, and the Soviet … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 1

I started Conrad Black’s 2007 biography of Richard Nixon, entitled Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full.  I was initially hesitant to read Black’s book for My Year (or More) of Nixon, since I already have enough books about Nixon … Continue reading

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My Blog is 6!

Today is my blog’s sixth birthday!  What I want to do in this post is to share with you my goals for this coming year of blogging, including my struggles over what some of my goals will be. My plan … Continue reading

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Life of Pi (the Movie)

I watched Life of Pi last night, and I rewatched parts of it this morning.  Life of Pi was a reward-winning movie that was released in 2012, and it is based on a 2001 book by Yann Martel.  It is … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Part II

I watched Atlas Shrugged, Part II yesterday.  Atlas Shrugged, Part II is the second of a three-part series of movies that are based on Atlas Shrugged, a novel that was written by the philosopher Ayn Rand in the 1950’s.  To … Continue reading

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Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 17

For my blog post today about Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician,  I will use as my starting-point something that Morris says about Robert Taft, the conservative Republican Senator who would run for the Republican … Continue reading

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Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 1

I started Roger Morris’ tome, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician.  Morris’ book covers Richard Nixon’s life up to and including 1952.  It also talks about people, places, and events prior to Richard Nixon’s birth. I was … Continue reading

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