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A weekend reading review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

Note: I actually finished this book a while back but didn’t want to post this while I was overseas teaching missions lest some government think I’m a CIA guy or something.  Well here’s the book review!

Robert L. Grenier. 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, January 27th 2015. 464 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the memoir of CIA officer Robert L. Grenier with a significant portion of the book devoted to his time as a station chief in Pakistan during the response of the United States to the September 11th attack.  I picked up this book to read because of its title that really grabbed my attention.

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I didn’t get to post this earlier as this weekend non-fiction review since our church was going all out for VBS but here it is…

T.J. Stiles. Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America.  New York, NY: Knopf, October 27th 2015. 608 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This book is a biography on the legendary George Armstrong Custer.  The book also was the recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History.  For the general readers it might be good to know that the book is more on the personality of Custer than a book solely on military operational history of Custer’s campaign.  So it is quite readable and makes for a fascinating read.

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