Category Archives: Biography

The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick

The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA is a true story based on extensive research and told in an immensely compelling way.  Two-time Pulitzer-winning author/journalist Joby Warrick begins his prologue at the CIA base Khost, formerly a Russian … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge

Welcome to my Sunday Reblog. I came across this write-up about a book that shed an (I think) entirely new light on Captain Scott of Antarctica fame. I’m thinking I’d like to read something else about Scott first but I’m … Continue reading

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Billy Graham by John Pollock (1966)

This biography of Billy Graham by John Pollock was published in 1966 so it is in no way a complete view of the man whose work is still being carried on today by his son, Franklin, and other godly team … Continue reading

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Sully, a movie review

You can’t go wrong with a Tom Hanks movie!  Nor can you miss with a Clint Eastwood production!  Put the two together and the results are predictably amazing!  Sully is the first time Eastwood and Hanks have worked together — … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: Billy Graham by John Pollock

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Mary Called Magdalene, a novel by Margaret George

Margaret George is perhaps the foremost author of historical fiction, or what she calls the ‘psycho-biography’.  Ever since she published The Autobiography of Henry VIII in 1986 (after 14 years of research), she has tackled famous characters from history such as … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene: Who was she?

The character Mary Magdalene in the modern Bible has been controversial throughout the centuries.  I’ve been reading a book by Margaret George, Mary, Called Magdalene, and I’ve found it incredibly interesting.  There isn’t a great deal known about her and, … Continue reading

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