H W Brands is fast becoming one of the best writers of history. He will not lose any fans with this book. Texas has always been a source of rich history and as usual Bill Brands tells the story with flair.
I bought this because it was my book club's selection. While I expected it to,be about sex in early man, I didn't expect all the other evolutionary science that went with it. Great book, and I expect a great discussion.
As is often the case Jackson was much more complicated than "school book" history indicates. Great story here. I look forward to more from this author.
A true story, that will at times disgust you enthrall you, melt your heart and make you want to go where she has gone.
A compelling story well read.
Satan's Circus tells the story of the only police officer ever executed in the USA.
The moralistic streak that hit this country didn't exist in Satan's Circus and it seems that everyone pretty much knew and let it slide.
As much political history as true crime story in this book we learn that the complaints of today are the same as it ever was.
I suspect that after hearing this you will decide, as I did, that Richard Clark is the ONLY government official involved in defending the homeland since the election of Ronald Reagan that does not owe Americans an apology over 9-11. He IS,however the only one that has apologized.
It helps to know something of his previous work to enjoy this. It also helps to know that he made Milo gay because the LA Police cheif announced one that that there were NO gay officers in LA. Milo's choice of gender in a partner plays a part here.
Parts of this are chilling and as always in Delaware stories the past comes back to haunt the present.
I have read all the Alex Delaware novels. While this is not the best is is still very good and some things in it will haunt you. Just as they haunted the cop that kept "The Murder Book"
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