Sunday, August 8, 2021

Books: "A Different Dawn" By Isabella Maldonado


A Different Dawn: Nina Guerrera Book 2

By Isabella Maldonado

Thomas & Mercer; paperback, $15.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available Tuesday, August 10th

Isabella Maldonado is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina to achieve the rank of a captain in her police department. During her more than two decades on the force, her varied assignments included hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and district station commander. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Books: "Empire of Terror" On Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps


Empire of Terror: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

By Mark. D. Silinsky

Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press; hardcover, 328 pages; $34.95

How to deal with Iran has been A main point of contention for the United  States foreign policy establishment for over four decades has been how to deal with Iran. That has been true of the past three administrations, as former President Barack Obama agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015, then the Trump administration took a tougher tack and pulled the U.S. from the agreement, and now the Biden administration would like to re-enter the landmark agreement. 

Books: On World History


If you have been reading the news lately, there's a lot going on in world affairs, so it is a good time to broaden our knowledge of history and how it affects what goes on today. Two books that can lend insights focus on the conflicts of a century ago, Indian Soldiers in World War I: Race and Representation in an Imperial War, by Andrew T. Jarboe, and Hostages of Empire: Colonial Prisoners of War in Vichy France, by Sarah Ann Frank. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Books: On Man's Best Friend

In honor of August being National Dog Month, let's take a look at a pair of books on man't best friend: What a Dog Knows, by Susan Wilson, and A Life With Dogs, by Roger Welsch.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Books: "Two Spies In Caracas" By Moises Naim


Two Spies In Caracas

By Moises Naim; translated by Daniel Hahn

Amazon Crossing; 348 pages; paperback, $14.95; Kindle, $4.99 

Moises Naim has been ranked as one of the top 100 global thought leaders by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, and been hailed as "one of the world's leading thinkers" by Prospect Magazine. In the early 1990s, he served as Venezuela's Minister of Trade and Industry, as director of Venezuela's Central Bank, and as executive director of the World Bank.