Non-Fiction

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 The author uses interviews, historical documents, information obtained through Wikileaks and other ‘leaks’ to draw an extremely disturbing picture...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 »

The Dragon’s Teeth by Benjamin Lai

The Dragon’s Teeth by Benjamin LaiPublisher: Casemate Publishing Publication Date: 21 September 2016 In under a century, communist China has risen from somewhat humble beginnings to take its place amongst the world’s super-powers. A significant part of that rise has been the development of its armed forces – the People’s Liberation Army, Navy and Air Forces, as well as other paramilitary forces.... Read More »

Blitzkrieg by Lloyd Clark

Blitzkrieg by Lloyd ClarkBlitzkrieg is a book which seeks to somewhat demythologise one of the most well-known, and perhaps lionised parts of World War 2 history – the German tactics during the early years or months of the war which gave them such an advantage over their largely unprepared, or underpowered adversaries. Anyone who has had even the... Read More »

Milat: Inside Australia’s Biggest Manhunt by Clive Small

Milat: Inside Australia’s Biggest Manhunt by Clive SmallIvan Milat is an infamous name in Australian history, as probably the most well-known of Australia’s serial killers. Active throughout the late 80s and early-mid 90s, he kidnapped a number of backpackers, or hitchhikers, before taking them into the nearby Balanglo State Forest, sexually assaulting them and murdering them. The author of this book –... Read More »

A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua Kurlantzick

A Great Place to Have a War by Joshua KurlantzickThanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. A Great Place to Have a War is a history of the lesser-known south-east Asian conflict which took place in Laos, during roughly the same period that the Vietnam War was going on (give or take). While post-world war 2... Read More »

Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter

Countdown to Zero Day by Kim ZetterCountdown to Zero Day is the story of what is touted as the world’s first cyber weapon – a targeted computer attack against the nuclear program in Iran which was launched by operatives of the US government. As someone with an interest in computers and internet security matters in general, this was right up my... Read More »

Irregular War by Paul Rogers

Irregular War by Paul RogersI received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I Don’t Know… am really not sure how to feel about this book, and the more I thought about it, something came to mind — the delicious lyrics and worldly wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne. I would say... Read More »

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