Shore’s book was interesting but a little dry at times. She talks about historical figures that are little heard of so it really didn’t peak my interest a whole lot.
I loved this book for its content and historical value. It gives a fresh new look at the three most infamous dictators of Europe and the havoc wreaked upon the world during their lives and the after effects once they were dead.
I loved this book. Everyone knows that John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater, but I never the story behind the assassination or the plot to kill him. This was a very fast read and I learned so much more about this event in history than I ever knew before. Bill O’Reilly is correct when he states that every American should know the story of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This book gets a 4-Star rating from me!
Mary Oliver’s poems are alright but she’s definitely not my favorite poet.
Great poems and a fast read!
Crossing the Water is some of Plath’s best work!
Even if you don’t read much poetry I guarantee you will love David Lee’s poems!!! He is absolutely hilarious!!!!!
This was a very good book to read about the demise of the communist regime in Russia and the great rivalry that existed between Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
I have a dear friend who is suffering with pancreatic cancer and so I wanted to read the Swayze’s experience with it even though the end was inevitable. Patrick had a lot of gumption and a lot of fight left him even at the end. It is a beautiful love story and well written story of courage and grit.
I really enjoyed reading Remnick’s book on the end of communism in Russia.
Adrienne Rich is one of my favorite poets. She writes rich engaging poetry to hold the reader’s interest.
I’m not a huge fan of James Merrill. His poems are difficult to read and difficult to understand.
I like Jan Hirschfeld’s poetry because of her extreme imagery even though she is a little hard to understand at times.
The bestselling author of “Devil in the White City” turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
A good piece of well-known history from a different perspective.
Denise Levertov one of my favorite poets. I read this collection with a touch of melancholy knowing that these were the last poems she wrote before she passed away.
Frank Gaspar writes excellent prose!
This is a collection of poems by one of my favorite poets, Donald Hall, who writes about the loss of his wife, poet Jane Kenyon. Very moving. Anyone who has ever lost someone they loved to cancer will read these poems like a prayer.
David Lee is one of my very favorite humorist poets. Although many of the poems in “My Town” are poems he includes in “Legacy of Shadows” they are still fun to read and to re-read! He fill us in on all the goings-on around his town!
Philip Levine is an award winning poet and the reason I like reading him is because he makes his poetry so easy to understand for the simple lay person like myself. Poetry should not be difficult to read or to understand and Levine delivers.
Rita Dove is well worth reading. These are “story” poems and can be understood by the ordinary person as a biography. At the back of the book she offers a chronlogy of the lives of Thomas and Beulah to give the reader a sense of the era in history and the time span of their lives.