This is probably one off the most magical books I've ever read. Her series of essays touch on her personal life but intertwines with century old folktales, or wonder tales as she prefers. Armed with a PhD in folklore, Urquhart weaves a spellbinding, magical journey through everyday life.
Highly recommend to read for those looking for a sense of wonder and magic.
Fascinating from start to finish. The unsung heroes in the CIA, never given proper credit for their achievements in a "man's world," these women are finally being acknowledged. Mundy does a great job in revealing their character to persevere and dedicate themselves to keeping America's spy network secret. Through their work and attention to detail, they were able to track the elusive Osama bin Laden is just one example of their achievements.
Great read and a story worth reading.
A delightful book and great for all ages. Those under fifty will see a different perspective of aging and those over fifty will find great advice and pit-falls to avoid. Magnusson offers serious but practical advise on aging and everything is delivered in a lighthearted manner, including some laugh out loud humor. A truly a wonderful read.
This is not a new release but if you have wondered about Ukraine, its history starting with WW II and the struggle over who shall own and control this part of the world, this book is for you. I read this book years ago and since then it has been updated with a new afterword. Snyder is the premier authority regarding this never ending conflict and provides insightful background to the current conflict. A must read for those looking for answers and reasons behind this struggle. I highly recommend this book.
This is definitely a must read book if you are looking to expand your knowledge of slavery in the USA. Smith has carefully researched and documented the facts regarding slavery as it was rather than the pasteurized version we received in school. To quote the author:
"It must be a collective endeavor to learn, confront and reckon with the story of slavery and how it has shaped the world we live in today."
Once we embrace our past we can move forward. An excellent and thoughtful book.
This memoir will make you laugh out loud. The memories of her childhood are uproariously funny and so sad at the same time. Henderson struggles to find herself in a world that has dished out the worst of circumstances. Early on she developed a clear determination to find herself, sprinkled with her foul mouthed grandmother's words of wisdom, she is able to make peace in an unkind world with humor and wisdom.
We all know who Marin Luther King, Malcolm X and James Baldwin were, but little has been written about their mothers. The women who raised them and instilled in each an unwavering passion to raise their voices against injustice. Each woman and their lives were different, but they were all instrumental in their sons lives. This book is a tribute to them and all mothers.
Very interesting and thought provoking book. It shows the reader the tangled web of overlapping facts that all point back to potential Kompromat by Russian agents over the last decades. The greed, corruption and race for power is undeniable. It provides the answers of how America lost its moral compass, duped the public and lead us to insurrection.
This story revolves around the defeat of ISIS and the little know of the women who fought on the front lines, street by street, commanded units of not just women but men as well. These women demanded equality and justice. Their example demonstrates that women are capable of fighting for the equality of all persons. Their courage is inspirational, their fight for what is right for all of humanity.