Race, Class, Disaster; Continent: North America

Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin Alternately maddening and inspiring, the story of the American phenomenon I can only call the “clusterflood” 462 pages (419 pages through the epilogue, which is worth reading) This is a book I’ve been waiting for. Not this title or author specifically, but I’ve been waiting for years so […]

Cold War, Politics; Continents: Asia, North America

The Cold War; A New History by John Lewis Gaddis A densely packed book spanning the end of World War II through Bush and Gorbachev meeting at Malta 333 pages (266 pages to complete the epilogue) The night I stayed over at my grandma’s house so Mom and Dad could see Red Dawn (1984) in […]

Exploration, Arctic; Continent: North America, Europe

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides You think you’re having a rough winter? Check this story out. Blanket and cocoa recommended. 410 pages It’s the end of the 1870s, and to the people of the newly industrialized United States, the world yields to […]