Timothy Shutt is not only a great scholar, but a great reader. If you are interested at all in ancient Greek, Persian and Roman history through the yes of the wars that were fought and the characters who fought them and those who recorded them, it's a must read.
Greenberg gives us the history and ecology of four fish we eat: Salmon, Sea Bass, Cod and Blue Fin Tuna. Basically we have destroyed the natural habitat and wild varieties of these fish, and we are now raising them in controlled environments. Some of this is working, some is not, but a lot of progress is being made. Hopefully, with the exception of the Blue Fin Tuna, we haven't fished them where they can't recover.
Anyone who likes the Master and Commander books and the Hornblower books will love the real life adventures of this English/Scottish sailor who lived the stories of Aubrey and Hornblower.
This book is a real surprise. Not only does it give a history of the Berlin Airlift, the men who dropped the candy to the children in Berlin and the men who planned and orchestrated the over 240,000 flights that saved the city from the Russian blockade. You meet the generals and civilians in charge and the others involved. It takes you to Berlin after the end of WWII and the savage and brutal treatment of the citizens of Berlin by the Russian troops. Cherny also describes the 1948 presidential election, the candidates and their campaigning, the infighting among the State Department, Joint Chiefs of Staff, James Forrestal and Truman. Jonathan Davis is a terrific reader.
When and American nuclear submarine and Russian nuclear submarine collide under the Bering Sea, the survival and rescue operations are tense and riveting
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