Genre: Memoir


May 22
Review: Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan

Review: Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan

If you weren’t aware of Seal Time Six before the successful operation that took out Bin Laden, you certainly are now.  Another less well-known mission took place in Somalia in 2012 when the Seals rescued an American woman held captive by Somali pirates for three months.  Jessica Buchanan’s desire to help African children led her and her husband to Somalia, where she also instructed locals how to avoid landmines.  On October 25, 2011, Jessica and her Danish colleague, Poul Thisted,… Read more »


Feb 08
Review: Life After Death by Damien Echols

Review: Life After Death by Damien Echols

No matter what your views on crime and punishment in the United States in general, or on the death penalty in particular, Damien Echols’ memoir is certain to move you, challenge you, and devastate you. I only became aware of the “West Memphis Three” story a few years ago. I’ve since watched the HBO “Paradise Lost” documentaries with alternating degrees of sympathy and horror. I’ve always wanted to believe that our justice system functions (mostly) fairly and objectively, despite the… Read more »