Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Lees of Virginia - Seven Generations of an American Family

The Lees of Virginia
Seven Generations of an American Family
Paul C. Nagel
Oxford University Press
Copyright 1990 by Paul Nagel
ISBN: 0-19-505385-0

A wonderfully written account, and genealogy, of the Lee family of Virginia.

The account begins with the American founder of the Lee family, Richard Lee, who was born in 1618. And it continues through the children of the famed General Robert E. Lee.

The reader is entrusted to facts not otherwise made public about the family before. Both triumph and heartache are shared.

By the end of the book, the reader is sadly smiling and finding there were many hero's within the Lee family, and not merely the famed General.

What's more, it is intriguing to the reader to find a sense of respect and awe, and American pride, that resonates to this very day!

Ties resolutely to several of America's founding father's, the Lees of Virginia are just as much a part of this great nation's history, all the way back to its founding, as any other individual written within our historical texts.

I give The Lees of Virginia my thumbs up award

And I highly recommend it for anyone interested in our nation's history.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spy Killer

Spy Killer
L. Ron Hubbard
Galaxy Press, LLC - 2008
ISBN - 10 1-59212-302-3
ISBN-13 978-1-59212-302-5

From the "Stories of the Golden Age" Series, this is another great Kurt Reid story written by the master story-teller, L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard originally published the story in the April 1936 issue of Five Novels Monthly. The story's setting in exotic China, with high tales of espionage and spies made it an instant best-seller in the thirties. However, it's wonderful storyline continue to make it a popular work today.

With twists and turns that you won't see coming, filled with the quick mind and even quicker actions of its hero, you'll find this a book you won't want to put down. With a hint of romance to soften the razor edge, you'll find Spy Killer thrills readers of many genre's.

I give this work a five star rating! And it definitely has my thumbs up!