REVIEW: “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” by Stephen Puleo

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, by Stephen Puleo Beacon Press, ISBN: 978-0807050217 Copyright September 2004, Paperback, 273 Pages Dark Tide is a riveting narrative about the Great Molasses Flood that claimed 21 lives, and the ensuing judicial proceedings of Dorr v. United States Industrial Alcohol, the longest and most expensive civil suit in Massachusetts…

REVIEW: “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307408877 Reprint Edition Copyright March 2016, Paperback, 480 Pages Dead Wake is a phenomenally masterful and incomparably heartbreaking reenactment of the tragedy that befell Lusitania. A maestro in the craft of narrative and writing, Larson dexterously maneuvered the steady escalation of suspense and sense…

REVIEW: ‘A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley’ by Neal Thompson

A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley, by Neal Thompson Three Rivers Press, ISBN: 978-0770436223 Copyright June 2014, Paperback, 432 Pages A Curious Man is a phenomenally entertaining and engrossing biography of LeRoy Robert Ripley. The author ingeniously and skillfully treats readers to streams of captivating anecdotes from cover to…

REVIEW: “And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side” by Dana Perino

And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, by Dana Perino Twelve, ISBN: 978-1455584901 Copyright April 2015, Hardcover, 256 Pages And the Good News Is… is a primarily chronological account of Perino’s ancestral roots, childhood, education, marriage, being the White House press secretary, and her post-White House career, in addition to personal commentary about…

REVIEW: “This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon” by L. Jon Wertheim, Sam Sommers

This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon, by L. Jon Wertheim, Sam Sommers Crown Archetype, ISBN: 978-0553447408 Copyright February 2016, Hardcover, 288 Pages This Is Your Brain on Sports is a bonanza for sports and psychology aficionados. The brainchild of the perfectly…

REVIEW: “The Everything Investing Book: Smart strategies to secure your financial future!” by Michele Cagan

The Everything Investing Book: Smart strategies to secure your financial future!, by Michele Cagan Adams Media, ISBN: 978-1598698299 Third Edition Copyright September 2009, Paperback, 304 Pages The Everything Investing Book satisfactorily covers virtually “everything” a neophyte, intermediate, and potentially advanced investor – whether conservative, moderate or aggressive – is required to know to embark on a sound investment…

REVIEW: “The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management: How to Successfully Launch and Operate a Hedge Fund” by Daniel A. Strachman

The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management: How to Successfully Launch and Operate a Hedge Fund, by Daniel A. Strachman Wiley, ISBN: 978-1118151396 Second Edition Copyright July 2012, Hardcover, 240 Pages The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management is a satisfactory introduction to managing a hedge fund. The general overview presumes readers without prior experience in the finance industry. Practical…

REVIEW: “The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business” by Duff McDonald

The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, by Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 978-1439190982 Reprint Edition Copyright September 2014, Paperback, 400 Pages The Firm is a captivating story of McKinsey, the Goldman Sachs of the consulting world, founded by James O. McKinsey. Celebrated for its self-confidence, and notorious for its arrogance,…

REVIEW: “101 Best Businesses to Start: The Essential Sourcebook of Success Stories, Practical Advice, and the Hottest Ideas” by The Philip Lief Group, Russell Roberts

101 Best Businesses to Start: The Essential Sourcebook of Success Stories, Practical Advice, and the Hottest Ideas, by The Philip Lief Group, Russell Roberts Broadway, ISBN: 978-0767906593 Copyright August 2000, Paperback, 720 Pages 101 Best Businesses to Start is an amazing resource for entrepreneurship aficionados. Each business is detailed sufficiently such that the reader is able to visualize…