Category Archives: Book Reviews

Goodreads Review: How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe¬† by Thomas Cahill My rating: 5 of 5 stars An excellent telling and explanation of the Celts … Continue reading

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Review of “Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in The Age of Enlightenment”

Evening in the Palace of Reason by James R. Gaines My rating: 5 of 5 stars The book begins with the event referenced in the title, an invitation from Frederick the Great (1712-1786) to old Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to … Continue reading

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Goodreads Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy My rating: 5 of 5 stars So much to say about this little book about dying. It’s also about living. Tolstoy takes us through the different stages of Ivan Ilych’s life, the … Continue reading

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