book review

Dr. Robert Greer reviews Thud Ridge

May 9, 2018
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The Stain of the Vietnam war never seems to leave us. Much like the stench from a cracked 100-year-old egg. That nauseating smell just seems to linger. I recently read the book Thud Ridge by Colonel Jack Broughton. The story of F-105 pilots in Vietnam and found to my surprise I was very peripherally connected to the story.

The actual story concerns Broughton, a West Point Graduate, who had flown 114 combat missions in Korea. And who had been a commander of the U.S. Thunderbirds Arial demonstration team.

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I recently had the opportunity to read two intriguing books that set the American Historical Record straight.  The first book, The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency by Chris Enss is a fascinating book that fills in many blank pages about American law enforcement history.

Dr. Greer Reviews: And Yet by Christopher Hitchens

Mar 13, 2018
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The late Christopher Hitchens, considered one of the premiere essayists of our time, hit literary high notes in his best- selling books, Why Orwell Matters, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisoned everything, and Letters to a Young Contrarian.

This collection of essay, writings and musings entitled And Yet is an interesting and eclectic piece.

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Best selling thriller writer Don Brown recently sat down with Capt. Jerry Yellin, now 93 years old, to write about and tell the story of the final combat mission of World War II. A mission that took place nine days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima August 6th, 1945.

On August 14th, 1945 Lt. Yellin and his wing man Lt. Philip Schlamberg took off from Hiroshima to bomb Tokyo. Unknown to Yellin by the time he returned from their mission the war was officially over.

Dr. Robert Greer reviews The Gatekeepers

Jan 9, 2018

It’s often been said that the St. Peters of the world control the comings and goings of not just eternity, but they also control power. In his book “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," Chris Whipple makes it clear that the White House Gatekeepers control not only access to the president, but they also clearly help define the presidents governing agenda.

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