REVIEW: “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow, ISBN: 978-0062363596 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 368 Pages Hidden Figures is a book fiercely dedicated to foregrounding the exceptionally formidable faction of black female research mathematicians employed at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical…

REVIEW: “The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark” by Neil J. Sullivan

The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark, by Neil J. Sullivan Potomac Books, ISBN: 978-1612348155 Copyright December 2016, Hardcover, 296 Pages The Prometheus Bomb is a mostly well-written book on the Manhattan Project. Examination of the nuclear undertaking was aptly set against the political backdrop of the Roosevelt administration, and investigated in reference to…

REVIEW: “Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South” by Christopher Dickey

Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, by Christopher Dickey Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307887283 Copyright July 2016, Paperback, 400 Pages Our Man in Charleston is a principally engrossing narrative. The book offers an overwhelmingly compelling, poignant and vivid account of the African transatlantic slave trade within the context of the Secession climate under…

REVIEW: “Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation” by Julie M. Fenster

Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation, by Julie M. Fenster Crown, ISBN: 978-0307956484 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 432 Pages Jefferson’s America constitutes a rather transformative reading experience; it skillfully reenacts the grandeur and inspiring era of Jeffersonian exploration as it transports the reader through a time capsule to the administration of…

REVIEW: “Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity” by Jackson Katz

Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity, by Jackson Katz Interlink Pub Group, ISBN: 978-1566560832 Copyright April 2016, Paperback, 320 Pages Man Enough? provides an appreciably refreshing and incisive evaluation of the intriguing notion of presidential masculinity, expounded in the contexts of several election cycles, and as trumpeted by the book’s title, includes…

REVIEW: “Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail” by Alan Schroeder

Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail, by Alan Schroeder Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231170574 Copyright June 2016, Paperback, 424 Pages Presidential Debates is a markedly entertaining book introducing the layperson to the “high-stakes politics” and “fractious world of presidential debates,” as it concurrently dispels the associated mystique. A highly enjoyable reading experience, the book is not…

REVIEW: “We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America” by Juan Williams

We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America, by Juan Williams Crown, ISBN: 978-0307952042 Copyright April 2016, Hardcover, 464 Pages We the People is an exceptionally well-written, immensely engaging, and effortlessly understandable book filled to the brim with incredibly thought-provoking and inspiring narratives. The book is astutely and refreshingly…