Non-Fiction

Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

Zodiac is the story of one man’s search to identify the infamous Zodiac killer who haunted the lives of the people of San Francisco and Northern California starting in the 1960s. The author was an editorial cartoonist, who worked alongside, and apart from the police officers who were investigating the horrific murders and assault, ever... Read More »

Klaus Barbie by Tom Bower

I think that most people who have even a minimum of knowledge about the second world war know who Klaus Barbie is, at least at an intellectual level. One of the most notorious, or infamous Nazi figures, with a nickname like The Butcher of Lyons, he instantly evokes a certain image and emotion. As a student... Read More »

Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8 is the story of one of the early manned space missions, the first which broke the bonds of Earth and took the first trip around the moon ever undertaken by a human being. But it is so much more than that – following the lives of the men and their families throughout the... Read More »

Rise of the Luftwaffe & The Grand Fleet

I decided to review these two historical non-fiction books together, as one is relatively short, and would probably not warrant a review post on its own. The two books are: The Rise of the Luftwaffe by Herbert Molloy Mason The Grand Fleet by H.C. Ferraby The Rise of the Luftwaffe The Rise of the Luftwaffe... Read More »

The Pope of Physics by Gino Segre, Bettina Hoerlin

The Pope of Physics by Gino Segre, Bettina HoerlinThe Pope of Physics is a book about the life of one of the innovative masters of physics, Enrico Fermi, who immigrated from Italy to America, and took part in one of the biggest science experiments in modern history – the construction of the atomic bomb during the second world war. I was surprised to... Read More »

The Fleet at Flood Tide by James D Hornfischer

The Fleet at Flood Tide by James D HornfischerThe Fleet at Flood Tide is an interesting, and thorough look at the latter part of the War in the Pacific, when the United States was coming into its supremacy as a naval power. The author draws on historical sources, as well as interviews to put human faces on a war. This might have been... Read More »

Titan Sinking by James Dixon

Titan Sinking by James DixonTitle: Titan Sinking: the decline of the WWF in 1995. Author: James Dixon Publisher: Whatculture.com Pages: 281 pages Professional wrestling is something that is largely the stuff of mockery among those who have no interest in the subject. For those inside the business, or who are actually fans of the action and storytelling inside the squared circle, it... Read More »

Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Little America by Rajiv ChandrasekaranLittle America is the story of America’s failure to learn the lessons of the past, in digging itself into an unwinnable war – economically or militarily – in Afghanistan. The eponymous ‘little America’ began as a project in the 1960s as an attempt to modernise, or industrialise the country, which was an economic shambles, which... Read More »

The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer

The Vatican Connection by Richard HammerTitle: The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media Available: Now I received a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Originally published some 30 years ago, The Vatican Connection is the true story of a detective’s long hunt for the truth in a case involving... Read More »

God’s Bankers by Gerald Posner

God’s Bankers by Gerald PosnerSubtitled ‘A history of money and power at the Vatican’, God’s Bankers is an up to date look at the secretive worlds of the Vatican hierarchy, high finance, and how these worlds have intersected over time. The author uses interviews, historical documents, information obtained through Wikileaks and other ‘leaks’ to draw an extremely disturbing picture... Read More »

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