I have always been enamored of the Golden Gate Bridge but it wasn’t until 1998 while on a business/vacation trip with my family that I got to see it … Continue Reading Building Books – Another Great Bridge!
I got the idea for this post from reading 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S by Brent D. Glass. I heard about this book in a … Continue Reading What are Your 50 Greatest American Places?
Another great $1.99 BookBub find was Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm by Alvin Moscow. What sold me on this book … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 5
And explore I did! No sooner had I read my first in the series of Agent Pendergast books that I bought another book. The first book, Relic, by Douglas Preston … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 4
Following immediately on the footsteps of my previous BookBub bargain, I chanced upon another one. I was only vaguely familiar with the story of the building of the aqueduct to … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 3
I’ve always been interested in reading books about our US space program and to date I think I have read almost every book written by an astronaut or about the … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 2
Happy New Year! I thought I would begin the New Year with a tradition I started last year by posting around New Year’s Day my favorite books from the prior … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 1
Continued from Car Books – Third Gear After reading what a scandal Volkswagen perpetrated on the unsuspecting public throughout the world, I was ready for a more upbeat car book … Continue Reading Car Books – Fourth Gear
Continued from Car Books – Second Gear This is a car book I wanted to read even before I knew it was a car book. Ever since the story began … Continue Reading Car Books – Third Gear
Continued from Car Books – First Gear But it is this most recent book that I read by David Halberstam that has given me the most comprehensive look into the … Continue Reading Car Books – Second Gear
I have posted numerous times of one type of book I enjoy reading which I refer to as my Building Books—books about building things. But until recently, I realized I … Continue Reading Car Books – First Gear
After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
On multiple occasions, I have written of my interest in learning about how different things were built by reading a book about the project. Loving all forms of transportation, in … Continue Reading Building Books – A Surprise!
Ever since reading Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy, I had wanted to read a book about some of my favorite movie stars such as Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart. … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Five
What an incredible story. Most everyone has heard about or is at least familiar with the tale of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below ground and then rescued … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Four
I became a fan of Erik Larson after reading Devil in the White City several years ago, which was only reinforced once I read his book Thunderstruck. So when I … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Three