Reviewing Luckiest Man

Jonathan Eig’s Luckiest Man is a biography of Lou Gehrig. What makes Eig’s biography of Gehrig different from the other books about him I have read is Eig’s decision to spend a lot of pages on Gehrig’s battle with ALS (the Disease that took his life and has become forever linked to him).

Reviewing Night Shift

Night Shift is the latest in Robin Cook’s Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series. I have read almost all of the Jack and Laurie medical thrillers and several of Robin Cook’s other books. As always with one of Cook’s books, I was entertained and mildly educated by reading Night Shift.

Reviewing Willie Wells El Diablo of the Negro Leagues

Luke Bob’s Willie Wells: “El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues is a biography of former Negro Leagues player and member of the baseball hall of fame Willie Wells. As always, reading about the great players from the Negro Leagues left me feeling a mix of outrage and disappointment. The idea that those incredible ballplayers were… Continue reading Reviewing Willie Wells El Diablo of the Negro Leagues

Reviewing The Devil’s Chessboard

David Talbot’s The Devil’s Chessboard: The CIA, and The Rise of America’s Secret Government is in some ways predictable and infuriating for those of us who know the truth about America. As you will see, reading it did change my perspective on one of the most consequential events in American history. That alone made the… Continue reading Reviewing The Devil’s Chessboard

Reviewing Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain: the secret history of the Sackler dynasty is one of the most upsetting, important books I have ever read. If you want to learn how America’s opioid crisis began and you aren’t afraid to be horrified by the corruption and dysfunction in American government, Empire of Pain is a… Continue reading Reviewing Empire of Pain