Book 16; Continent: North America

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard 323 pages, Kindle edition (261 pages up to Acknowledgements and Notes) Choose this compelling story of crime and madness in post-Civil War America even if history is a new genre for you Quick: which four American presidents […]

Book 15; Continent: South America

The Gringo by J. Grigsby Crawford 240 pages (238 pages excluding Acknowledgements) This sarcastic and frank memoir of the author’s Peace Corps experience seems like a quick break from First World problems, but takes some time to digest after reading This book is a memoir of a recent experience, and I typically avoid books covering […]