In my last Done Reading, Now Reading post I was part way through this book:
which I have since finished and enjoyed.
The book provided a good overview of post WWII through Cold War politics through the lives and experiences of these two contrasting men.
Quite an uncertain and scary time in our nations history, being close to the verge of nuclear war.
Following the US Military History theme, I moved on to this book, another Half Price Books Clearance section rescue:
Those blasted English, how dare they! It's hard to image a foreign nation coming into ours and having the nerve to burn our capital. Well, it was pretty easy since our troops had abandoned Washington the day before. I never really paid much attention to the War of 1812, but I found this book a fascinating read.
A 1991 Upper Deck Ron Hassey was my bookmark.
Ron is protecting the plate much unlike our soldiers were protecting the Capitol.
Like I said I've been on a military history kick lately, I'm sure I'll get back to baseball books again soon. But for now I'm reading an awesome book about the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah which preyed on New England whalers long after the South had surrendered.
I dig sailing ships so this book is right up my alley.
Bookmark is a 1990 Upper Deck Robby Thompson.
Robby is picking off Northern baserunners.