Tag Archives: U.S. history

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

You can taste the gritty dirt in your mouth - and - I caught myself rubbing my eyes - as Timothy Egan spun this true tale of the history of the Dust Bowl. Couldn't put it down...a page burner. Burns your soul too. Buy … Continue Reading ››

Lasso The Wind by Timothy Egan – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have a longstanding personal discipline when it comes to selecting books to read; every 5th book or so -  I require myself to read something published approximately 10+ years ago.  Thus, I encountered author Timothy Egan for the first time. Tonight, I just ordered three more of his … Continue Reading ››

Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden (2017)

I have read a number of superb books about the Vietnam War. Some of my favorites include David Maraniss's They Marched Into Daylight, Stanly Karanow's Vietnam - A History, and Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie. I've read so many that I honestly paused, thinking I don't need to read … Continue Reading ››

A Nation of Deadbeats by Scott Reynolds Nelson

When you read this book you garner a vastly deeper appreciation for the terms scholar, historian, research and story teller. You also are blessed with a unique narrative regarding the history of America's financial disasters in the nineteenth century. I've done quite a bit of reading in this genre - … Continue Reading ››