This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War is not just another history book describing the conflict we know today as the Civil War. Author and educator Drew Gilpin Faust, current president of Harvard University, used her analytical and storytelling skills to reveal what, up until now, was a silent message about how the […]

Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear

Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear, written by political and corporate consultant Frank Luntz, is one such book. I love the title, and I couldn’t resist the urge to splurge on buying the book. As a communicator, I am obviously interested in word usage and communication theories. Luntz has […]

Education of a Wandering Man

Education of a Wandering Man was published just after the death of the famous western writer, Louis L’Amour. In essence, the book is his autobiography. L’Amour is best known for his more than one hundred works of fiction. If you are a L’Amour fan, you find the seeds for the ideas of his stories in his […]

What Your Childhood Memories Say About You — And What You Can Do about It

Twenty years ago, I was in between flights and strolling through an airport when I spotted a paperbook stand. The first glimpse at the stand led me to make a purchase of a book by Kevin Leman titled The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are. Leman is a Christian psychologist who is […]

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

While watching an interview on a TV talk show, I became acquainted with author, George Friedman, founder and CEO of Stratfor. Stratfor is considered by many authorities, to be the most influential private intelligence and forecasting company in the world. Friedman’s most recent book, The Next 100 Years, is an ambitious attempt to forecast the […]