North Korea, Culture; Continent: Asia

Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite, A Memoir by Suki Kim A Korean-born New Yorker goes down the rabbit hole to teach at a prestigious North Korean university 285 pages (291 pages including Acknowledgements and Author’s Note) Here in the West, we’ve all seen the video […]

Exploration,Colonization; Region: Pacific Rim

Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz A thoughtful consideration of the impact Cook’s travels had on each of the cultures he visited as well as the one from which he hailed…along with a good chuckle in parts 500 pages (440 pages to Selected Bibliography) Back when I needed […]

Middle East Peace; Continents: Various

Thirteen Days in September; The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace by Lawrence Wright I finished this complex book a week ago and am still processing what I read 466 pages I was born in the early 1970s, and the first president I can remember knowing anything about was Jimmy Carter. Back then, most […]