Tag Archives: nonfiction

Book Review: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Fuller, Alexandra Random House, 2001 An interesting mix of autobiography, history, travel narrative and social commentary wrapped into one neat little package.  Put simply, it’s the story of a white family in southern Africa during the societal changes of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Dragon River

Black Dragon River Ziegler, Dominic Penguin, 2016 My first purchase at Elliott Bay after returning to Seattle, this book caught my attention in the bargain section.  I have long heard about the Amur River, and the premise of the book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s a Funk

It’s a Funk Beach, G. Dale 1985 This book came to me via an acquaintance with a long history in general aviation who pressed it in my hands and told me I needed to know the story of the little … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Life on the Road

A Life on the Road Kuralt, Charles Putnam, New York, 1990   Charles Kuralt is one of the few authors I’ve stumbled across whom I have actually met, though met is perhaps too strong.  In May of 1996 I found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glimpses of Siberia

Glimpses of Siberia Nikolai Yanovsky, compiler 1972, Progress Publishers, Moscow This is a collection of verbal pictures of Siberia with a pictorial foreword.  The propaganda focus of the book clearly comes through, promoting Siberia as a wonderland of resources, center … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fast Train Russia

Fast Train Russia Higginbotham, Jay Dodd, Mead, and Co., New York, 1983 1966: A schoolteacher from Mobile, Alabama, on a round-the-world trip leaves some friends he was visiting at a US air base in Japan and boards a Russian ship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Earth

Black Earth Meier, Andrew Norton, NY, 2003   This book was a random find in a used book store near Pike Place, and a good one.  The author went to Moscow as a grad student and fell in love with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Comrades – Portraits of Soviet Life

Comrades Portraits of Soviet Life Bookbinder, Alan; Lichtenstein, Olivia;  Denton, Richard Plume, 1985 Basically a book of life sketches within the USSR of the mid 80’s.  With the exception of the 18 year old about to turn into a soldier, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Autumn Across America

Autumn Across America Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1956 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to follow … Continue reading

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Book Review: North with the Spring

North with the Spring Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1951 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to … Continue reading

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