American books, Book Reviews, Non Fiction

The hero of a “state of mind”

★★★★★ “Here is one time, at least, in which history was written by the losers.” This is how Rick Perlstein introduces his subject matter and announces the rollercoaster ride he is about to embark us on, not just in this book but in three more. It is the incredible story of how the Republican Party… Continue reading The hero of a “state of mind”

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Blog, New Releases 2021, Non Fiction

A February to look forward to.

I'm always on the lookout for new non-fiction releases and February has some really interesting books in store for us non-fiction lovers. These caught my eye today: We all know Ghislaine Maxwell, but who is her daddy? Well, the apple does not fall far from the tree... Robert was a mean man, ruthless, egotistical, but… Continue reading A February to look forward to.

Book Reviews, British books, Non Fiction

Picking a fight with the intellectual Elites of the early 20th century

★★★ I really don't know where to start with this book. It is disturbing without doubt, and since it was written in 1992, the reader would expect it to be a little obsolete or at least not so "consternating" (the reaction it caused when originally published). But the reader is in for a surprise. Having… Continue reading Picking a fight with the intellectual Elites of the early 20th century

Book Reviews, British books, Non Fiction

Meeting Roger Scruton

★★★★ My slightly leftish leanings have always prevented me, stupidly I admit, from giving Roger Scruton a chance (that and the fact that he liked hunting with hounds). So I bought this book some time ago (It was on sale at my local Japanese second hand bookshop) and forgot about it. Then Roger Scruton died,… Continue reading Meeting Roger Scruton