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I just started The Kaiser's Web (Steve Berry). Berry basically writes history themed thrillers. I previously read his story of a Christopher Columbus conspiracy (The Columbus Affair) which was good. So thought I'd give this one (on a theoretical post-war Nazi escape) a read.
The book about the early years of the Civil War, no (?)
What do you think so far ?
I saw the movie, and I remember it didn't do well at the box office. And some critics criticized it as basically too stiff and/or too sympathetic to the South.. but I thought it was pretty good. I'm curious how the book is..
Is interesting thus far. Have the full trilogy. The father wrote the first book and the son wrote the second and third books. Father died. Son thought he would continue the story on. When I am finished book1, there is books 2 and 3 still to go. Is still early with the first book to give an overall opinion. We are switching back and forward between the four main characters. The story is about them as such. It joins up well so far. One was involved in capturing an outlaw. The second, who didn't know the first person, was put on guard for the hanging of the outlaw. Seeing things from four different views as such. No doubt the 4 stories from the main characters will blend in as the book moves along.
This book may be of value to anxiety warriors here in our forum. The author was a Navy SEAL who shares his philosophy on how to utilize your fear.. instead of running from it and/or trying to diminish it. Good book so far..
Some Easter reading.. written in the 50s. Author basically synthesizes the Gospel(s), to recount the last 24 hours of Jesus' life (hour by hour). He adds his own descriptive details too.. Pretty good. I found a clean used copy for $2.
A Buddhist monk shares his thoughts on how to reduce life's anxieties. Good succinct chapters on mindfulness, managing material possessions, etc. I'm about 40 pages in, I like the format of brief chapters & the author's objective, helping the reader reduce daily worry..
This may be of interest to other posters here. A doctor documents different brain types/personalities. And gives guidance on how to specifically care for/feed the different brain types with appropriate diets & self-care etc.
I'm about 75 pages in.. some of the technical stuff (about brain scans & how the brain's surface reveals some of it's characteristics) was kinda boring to me.. but I think this book does have helpful revelations.
Over the years I had heard about the mystical appearances in WW1 era Portugal.. but this book gives a pretty complete account. It was authored in the '40s, so the author was able to get first hand recollection... interesting story.