Reviewed: “A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France” by Susan Ottaway
World War II is one of the most written about parts of human history. Acts of heroism, acts of madness, acts of sacrifice, acts of survival… it is all covered in every aspect of the written word, fiction and non-fiction. And yet Susan Ottaway has managed to find something, someone whose story has never really… Continue reading
Reviewed: “The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris” by Tilar J. Mazzeo
There were things I loved about The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris and there were things I didn’t love so much at all. Let’s start with what I loved. The honed in view of one of the most famous hotels in the world during such an important time… Continue reading
Reviewed: “The 6th Lamentation” by William Brodick
I’ll start this review the way I started the review I wrote on Goodreads… I will read this book over and over and over again. I know this already. Everyone has a “type” of book that they notice before they notice all others. This “type” will lead to book purchases that will be both regretted… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.