Today we’re yakking about recent additions to our book collections.
The Judge’s List, John Grisham. This legal thriller about a homicidal judge was given to me as a Christmas present. The fact that I haven’t already read it testifies to how unexcited I am about Grisham these days…
American Sherlock: Murders, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI. Kate Winkler Dawson. This was on sale at some point in November/December and I thought it might make an interesting science read.
Life in the Confederate Army, William Watson. A Scotsman joins the rebel cause and offers a memoir. Of obvious appeal given the author’s status as a quasi-outsider. I’m always curious about the divided loyalties of immigrants to the rebel and union causes.
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg. Chosen for a book club I’m a member of as our first-quarter read. I’ve read Borg before (a biography of Jesus) and expect this to be interesting.
Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo, John Boessennecker. I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s meant to be for an American history series in June-July, but don’t bet on my fighting temptation that long..
Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies, Fr. Charles Connor I’ve been planning to read this one for years, and intend to use it in June-July.
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Food, Farming, and Love. Bit of an impulse buy…it was quoted in a history of horses and mules I’m meandering through and attracted my attention.
Beauteous Truth: Faith, Reason, and Literature. Joseph Pearce. On the pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful — and their relationship to one another.
Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, Andy Ngo. I first heard of Ngo when I saw a clip of some blackbloc bottom-feeders attacking a random Asian man (who was one of their supporters) on suspicion of being Andy Ngo. Intrigued, I looked up Ngo and he proved to be one of the few voices spotlighting the unchecked violence and laughable hypocrisy of this organization, which behaves exactly like the SA/SS goons of old who it purports to be against. They’re as far from Hitler as Stalin, which is to say — not far at all.
The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. This is a new release selling for $3, and considering that the corporate media tried to memory-hole it, I figured it must be worth reading.