Cover of "The Doomsday Machine"

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Cover of "The Doomsday Machine"

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

First, Daniel Ellsberg showed the American people the Pentagon Papers, revealing a top-secret study into the Vietnam War. That’s not what The Doomsday Machine is about, however. This is about a terrifying and possibly world-ending tool of war. The nuclear bomb. Daniel Ellsberg decided to drop another bomb, for lack of a

House of Cards: Part 11

Enough of the buildup, it’s time for Francis Urquhart’s plan to finally fall into place. Henry Collingridge takes the worst timed after-breakfast walk of his career at the beginning of this section. He left before his secretary was about to give him some pretty bad news. Instead, he finds out

House of Cards: Part 8

Mattie is at a loss as to what to do. Her editor rejected her story outright, leaving her with nothing. If she wants any hope of getting her story published, she has to find some way to verify the source of the poll.

House of Cards: Part 7

This may be the seventh part of my review, but this is only the second part of the book. I was originally planning to review part 1 in its entirety as a single post, but as you can probably guess, there was a bit too much information to really do

House of Cards: Part 6

Urquhart is running out of time as Parliament nears its summer recess. He needs to set the final gears in motion before everyone leaves for vacation.

House of Cards: Part 3

Michael Dobbs’ writing style starts to really shine through as I get into the third part of House of Cards. Roger O’Neill remains at the center of the first chapter of this section. He’s at an event celebrating the election and the predicted victory for the incumbent party. It’s mostly an

House of Cards: Part 2

Right off the bat, we get more information about Charles Collingridge’s character. He’s the prime minister’s little brother that never seemed to be able to live up to him, despite the privileges that they shared growing up. Still, despite his drunkenness and general lack of political talent, Charles still has

Thoughts on Fire and Fury

So, I’m going to be honest, I haven’t finished Fire and Fury yet, but I have a few things I want to say First of all, I think Wolff did a wonderful job, and that this book is an example of investigative journalism that I would recommend to anyone interested

Thoughts on The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

So once again, I found myself tearing through a political nonfiction book. I think this might be a regular Friday thing, just briefly touching on a quick read. As the title suggests, this volume deals with the 45th president of the United States of America. I still can’t get used

Thoughts on Hacks

For thanksgiving, I found myself on a 6 or so hour bus ride. Over the course of that ride, I did something I didn’t quite expect to do. I finished an entire book, start to finish. And as the title of this post suggests, it was Hacks: The Inside Story

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