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review 2019-07-03 23:43
Review of Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Leadership: In Turbulent Times - Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of my favorite authors. She is brilliant and truly knows how to write. This book looks at four of her previous subjects - Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson - through the lens of leadership. Essentially the author breaks the lives of each person into three parts (early life, rise to power, use of power) and tries to frame each section of life as a way to look at how their leadership styles developed.

I enjoyed the writing and the stories although there wasn't much there that was new. Using the theme of leadership was nice, but it really didn't feel like much more than new biographical sketches of the four former presidents.

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review 2019-04-11 01:51
Review of The Last Palace by Norman Eisen
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House - Norman Eisen

This was an interesting book that looked at Czech history through the lens of the people who lived in and around the palace. It took the history from the early 1900s all the way through the present. I liked the stories even though many of them were sad and dark due to the awful history of Eastern Europe during the World War II era.

Overall a good read about a part of Europe I should know more about.

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review 2017-12-07 21:38
Turbulent Sea
Turbulent Sea - Christine Feehan

  Drake Sisters, Book 6

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series that I didn’t finish a million years ago.

The Characters:

Joley Drake:
Ilya Prakenskii:

The Story:

I’m too lazy to write a real review. Overall I like the book. I’ve read so many Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart books that I forgot there was a time when the Drakes didn’t trust the Prakenskii brothers.

The Random Thoughts:

Not having specific song/album names drove me crazy for some reason

The Score Card:


4 Stars

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review 2017-11-20 20:51
Almost lost an eye to rolling it too hard
Turbulent Desires - Melody Anne

Fantasy filler with lack of substance and hero throws around "like a girl" to insult. He's an Air Force pilot but you would never know it because it apparently takes up so very little of his time. 
Heroine almost raped in beginning and then can only stand to be touched by hero who she had a one night stand with, sorry mom, dad, brothers, and bestfriend, you're not trustworthy like this guy. 
Manages to play ball with Seattle Mariners and ride with a NASCAR driver on the track, the things added in this story were so c'mon man. Hero wants heroine to chair his huge PTSD charity when she has absolutely no experience doing so, we get like one scene where it is dealt with and then the ball just happens. 
Fantasy stuff over solid emotion or truth. Fun for some, not for me.

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review 2017-08-02 00:00
Turbulent Intrigue (Billionaire Aviators Book 4)
Turbulent Intrigue (Billionaire Aviators Book 4) - Melody Anne Talk about saving the best for last. Ace was the perfect brother to close out The Billionaire Aviators series. The mysterious brother with a chip on his shoulder and a thirst for danger. He's a master at flaunting his pilot skills but not so skilled at opening his heart. The secrets don't end with emotional blinders. Pride has lead him down a road of loneliness and intrigue that is as complex and explosive as the man himself. Walking the edge been good guy and dangerous man, can love save him from himself? The thrills may be bigger and the danger more intense. Turbulent Intrigue brings a breathtaking, eye catching and heartwarming conclusion to a hot series.
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