Here is what I read this week. Some of the articles/posts may require a subscription to read them. This was a busy week with a lot going on. I did manage to finish two books, but my article reading was down from its normal levels because things were busy.
- Twentieth Century Journey: The Nightmare Years: 1930-1940 by William L. Shirer. Of the three volumes this one was my least favorite. It wasn’t a bad book, but it rehashed a lot of what I had just read in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, so it felt repetitive. I did like the parts where he described how he became a broadcaster for CBS and working with Edward R. Murrow.
- Twentieth Century Journey: A Native’s Return: 1945-1988 by William L. Shirer. I enjoyed this volume as much as the first. Both served as excellent bookends for Shirer’s life.
- The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953 by Jeffrey Frank. I read about this book first in a review in the New York Times, which called it the first biography of Truman since David McCullough’s massive volume a few decades ago. I loved McCullough’s bio of Truman (I’ve read it twice!) so I was naturally curious about this one, which focuses primarily on his years as President.
- More Than A Name On a Wall by Melanie Novak (blog, 4/3/2022)
- Come See Me Speak! – Melanie Novak by Melanie Novak (4/4/2022)
- Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted by Elizabeth A. Harris and Alexandra Alter (NY Times, 4/5/2022)
- Scar tissue/this time is different – The Waiter’s Pad by Mike Dariano (The Waiter’s Pad, 4/4/2022)
- Users are taking the internet back (Protocol)
- Bobby Rydell, Teenage Idol With Enduring Appeal, Dies at 79 by Michael Pollak (NY Times, 4/5/2022)
- Dark Passage (1947): Happiness Against All Odds – Melanie Novak by Melanie Novak (Golden Age of Hollywood, 4/6/2022)
- Nehemiah Persoff, one of Hollywood’s busiest actors, dies at 102 – The Washington Post by Adam Bernstein (Washington Post, 4/6/2022)
- Personal Knowledge Management Workflow for a Deeper Life — as a Computer Scientist |
- Jackson Confirmed as First Black Woman to Sit on Supreme Court by Carl Hulse and Annie Karmi (NY Times, 4/8/2022)
Any recommendations for books, articles or posts I should read? Let me know in the comments?
Written on April 08, 2022.
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