Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oldies but Goodies 2

More mini-reviews of recently read books...

Politics Lost: How American Democracy was Trivialized by People Who Think You’re Stupid by Joe Klein The book is an excellent analysis of the Presidential elections since 1972. Klein featured a speech by RFK in Indianapolis the night of Martin Luther King’s death as one of the highlights of his political reporting. Kennedy spoke from the heart and showed great courage in speaking before a largely black audience without police protection. I was a great admirer of RFK and was devastated by his early death.

Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder is a fast and interesting fictional read concerning business intrigue and deception. It was a great story with an interesting ending and plenty of twists and turns in the plot. A page turner…

Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire by Morris Berman. The book answers the question posed by many of us right after 9/11, “Why do they hate us?” Berman discusses our foreign policy towards the Middle East and our obsession with oil, in particular. He views Bush as a puppet leader and a mediocre man with a mediocre mind. I doubt you will hear about this book on Rush Limbaugh’s show.

Rise and Fall of ECW by Thom Loverro. This book is an excellent history of the Extreme Championship Wrestling. This is one of the better books I have read on professional wrestling. Loverro benefited from the cooperation of Paul Heyman (ECW CEO) and a lot of the ECW wrestlers.

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