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Undaunted Courage

Just one of THE BEST books one might ever read. I loved it. My only sorrow is the way it seemed to end too abruptly – with the tragic end of Lewis’s life. This is adventure writing and history at its best. I am now planning to explore the Bitteroot range. I just can’t find the words to express my deep appreciation for this work. Unequivocally outstanding!

Just wish the ending would have gone on for a few more chapters…the work and the journey -and the reader – deserved a bit more…


The FIX – How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

The FIX – How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World’s Most Important Number

The Fix

Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch – John Wiley & Sons Ltd.U.K. and Bloomberg Press 2017

Since 2013, a minimum of seven banks have been assessed fines of approximately US $10 billion for rigging currency rates. This is that story.

Crafted by two award winning investigative journalists (2014 Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in business journalism and the Wincott Award for the best financial journalism of the year) – The superb talents of Vaughan and Finch are on full display in this page burning firecracker of a tale. I was somewhat reluctant to select this work – that reluctance was immediately dispelled. This duo is freaking unbelievable. Their treatment of this matter keeps the reader engaged from page to page. It’s a superb work of non-fiction. It would be a great movie as well.

Get your FIX. Devour this addictive tale. It is guaranteed to make you sick to your stomach in frustration over yet another financial folly perpetrated upon a trusting world.

“Anytime there’s human beings involved and there’s the potential to make money, they do it.” p. 174 – quote from Steve Obie – CFTC. – Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Superb tale! Period!!! PLEASE MAKE THE MOVIE!!!



My Published Books by Bill Dahl

Here’s where you can buy them. Please consider these as superb holiday gifts.

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See my published books

The Porpoise Diving Life is available for download on Amazon (Kindle Users), as an ebook for iPad users at the iBooks store (Use iTunes to get to the iBooks Store) – and as a pdf file for pc users.

Reading with Reggie is available as a pdf download for pc users, and as an ebook for iPad users.

Reading with Reggie
Reading with R…
the Learning Lab
By Bill Dahl
Photo book


Earth Interrupted
Earth Interrupted


For EARTH INTERRUPTED See Also: Amazon, iBooks on iTunes and Barnes & Noble.


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Stealing Glances by James Hepworth

This volume is a set of three interviews with the legendary American writer – Wallace Stegner. It was published by the University of New Mexico Press.

This is my first reading of the work of James Hepworth – it won’t be my last. The access, insightful questions, and responses from Stegner are invaluable contributions to the life of any aspiring writer (and reader).

Hepworth is a former Professor of Humanities – teaching literature and writing at Lewis-Clark State College. He is well published and has a litany of awards for his writings. You can find an interview with Dr. Hepworth here.

This is a literary historical treasure. Enjoy! I certainly did. Trust me – you will too. Hepworth’s writing makes it a meal to remember. For more works by Wallace Stegner – go here.

Best Books So Far in 2012

OK…we’re almost halfway through 2012. I thought I might give you a list of my favorites so far this year…Remember…there are GREAT releases coming up this Fall…Brian Mclaren‘s “Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?” —

Peace Love Books

Here’s some I have truly enjoyed that are in contention for my annual Top Ten Books of 2012 (this year will be published 12-1-2012):

1. Diana Butler-Bass just kicks @$$ – PERIOD.

2. Jonah Lehrer – OMG!!! What a GREAT mind — and writer… Read all 3 of his books.

3. TWO legitimate Pulitzer Contenders for 2013 in non-fiction – Thomas Peele and Deborah Scroggins

4. Tim Weiner – The History of the FBI. Just finishing Tim’s “Legacy 0f Ashes – The History of the CIA — if you haven’t read it…it’s a MUST READ…

My Summer 2012 Recommended Reading List for you is here…

Peace Love Books



Summer 2012 Reading Suggestions – by Bill Dahl

This link takes you to my reading suggestions for your summer in 2012. I have attempted to provide a variety of interesting books (my opinion). I hope you select one that you will thoroughly enjoy this summer.


Reading For Summer 2012