Current Reads


currently reading 2019 (2)


Thought I would add a list of what I am currently reading.  I usually read several books at the same time.  Some I finish, some I abandon, some I linger over for months.

As of February 3, 2019, this is what I’ve currently got going:

  1. American Nations — Colin Woodward
  2. The Phantom Atlas — Edward Brooke-Hitching
  3. In the Shadow of the Sword — Tom Holland
  4. The Thin Light of Freedom – Edward L. Ayers
  5. Osman’s Dream – Caroline Finkel


  1. Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History, 3rd Edition — David E. Fastovsky & David B. Weishampel
  2. Big History: Between Nothing and Everything — David Christian, et al
  3. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World — Peter Frankopan
  4. How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of the Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind — Charles Langmuir & Wally Broecker
  5. Madison and Jefferson — Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg
  6. The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece — Josiah Ober
  7. Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies — Zahi Hawass and Sahar N. Saleem
  8. What Happened — Hillary Rodham Clinton
  9. 1932: The Rise of Hitler & FDR — David D. Pietrusza
  10. In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth — J.P. Mallory
  11. Lincoln in the Bardo — George Saunders
  12. Stanton — Walter Stahr
  13. When Montezuma Met Cortes — Matthew Restall
  14. Egypt — Christina Riggs
  15. The Odyssey — Homer, trans. by Lattimore
  16. Sarah’s Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America — Stephen Kendrick & Paul Kendrick

I may have overlooked something …

Current Reads

I am flattered that I have received emails with comments from many of the authors that I have reviewed, and the bulk of these have not only been quite favorable but have thereby served to establish valuable new relationships.


I find reading quite rewarding, especially when challenging myself to read at or above my limits to expand my horizons, reveal new perspectives, and compel me to use the muscles of my intellect the way an athlete might use the muscles of his body.  I only wish more people felt the same way!



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