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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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