Book Review: All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Title: All The President’s Men: The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time Author: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics, Writing, Journalism, American History Publisher: Simon Schuster Published: June 3, 2014 Page Amount: 368 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Menrevealed…

What’s on my TBR?

In lieu of my book review this week, I’m going to tell you a bit about the books I’ve downloaded onto my Kindle for prime reading activity. In case you’re wondering… I’ve read no books this past weeks. Lather on the shame (actually don’t – I’ve just been insanely busy). Below are all the books…

Book Review: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation by John Ferling

Title: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation Author: John Ferling Genre: History, Nonfiction, North American History, American History, Biography, Politics Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Published: October 1, 2013 Page Amount: 464 pages Goodreads Summary: Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended…

Book Review: Passionate Sage by Joseph Ellis

Title: Passionate Sage Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 17, 2001 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads:A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. “The most lovable and…

Judging the European Convention on Human Rights

How does a country judge the worth of following sets of basic human rights? Is it possible that any country could survive the political and cultural fallout of leaving such an all-encompassing document and set of norms? Before Brexit, not many analysts – let alone political leaders – would imagine that any country could break…

Book Review: American Sphinx by Joseph Ellis

Title: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Author: Joseph Ellis Genre: History, Biography, Nonfiction, American History, Politics, Presidents Publisher: Vintage Published: April 17, 1998 Page Amount: 440 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of…

Book Review: Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Title: Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Author: Barack Obama Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, Memoir, Autobiography, History, Politics, African American, Race, Africa Publisher: Three Rivers Press Published: July 1995 Page Amount: 453 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics,…

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Title: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Author: Jon Meacham Genre: History, Politics, Biography, Memoir, American History Publisher: Random House Published: November 13, 2012 Page Amount: 759 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times….

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade

Title: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Author: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Genre: History, Nonfiction, American History, Military, Biography, Politics, Military History, American Literature, Pirates, Adventure Publisher: Sentinel Published: November 3, 2015 Page Amount: 256 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Brian Kilmeade – cohost of “Fox & Friends” on Fox News and…

Book Review: Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

Title: Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia Author: David Greene Genre: Travel, Nonfiction, Culture, Russia, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Travelogue, Journalism, Adventure, Politics Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: October 20, 2014 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Far away from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow,…

Working Girl

In case you couldn’t tell by the title… I started work this week. I can’t exactly say where; contracts and the lot *dramatic eye roll. But suffice it to say that this week has probably been one of the best I’ve had since entering Germany. Not only because I absolutely love my job, but also…

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President I wanted to take a moment aside to write how incredibly grateful I am for your time as President. Listening to the State of the Union this past Tuesday was a truly moving experience, and as I listened to you describe the millions of jobs we’ve earned, the powerful combination of diplomacy…