Review: JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG – SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG - SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS? YOU MAKE THE CALL!
JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG – SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS? YOU MAKE THE CALL! by Joe Bruno
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting look at the Rosenberg case, though it doesn’t really make a case for the scapegoat theory – given the times, the Rosenbergs seemed to be unrepentant Communists (not that anyone needs to repent their affiliations unless they were Nazis). The brother certainly doesn’t come out smelling of roses in this work, though, but double jeopardy prevents any justice.

If you’re a student of this rather sorry era of American history, you may want to give this one a read for a good summary of the Rosenberg case.

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Review: The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America

The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent memoir of the regrettably short presidential election run of Bobby Kennedy. Unlike most works, it doesn’t center on the assassination itself, but Bobby’s run up to his monumental win in the California primary, and how he tried to put forth policies to help the truly poor and indigent in the country – issues that haven’t gotten much more than lip service since then. It’s a very poignant and painful story to read at times, but it’s recommended reading.

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Review: The (what to do while you’re holding the) phone book

The (what to do while you're holding the) phone book
The (what to do while you’re holding the) phone book by Gary Owens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun little humor book, though incredibly outdated considering the leaps communication technology has made since 1973. It still has a lot of good jokes, relevant observations, and trivial tidbits. And you can’t go wrong with Gary Owens.

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