9 Followers
17 Following
Jennavier

Jennavier

Currently reading

Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon - John Ferling What a cool look at Washington! Like many I'd read all about how he was disinterested in politics. I'd always wondered about it considering the amount of good he achieved. Ferling is excellent as he traces Washington's growth and his reactions to difficult situations in an intelligent and astute way. I was really impressed by how detailed and well researched Ascent is.
The one thing that bugged me was how Ferling kept pushing that Washington was "glory mad" or "served himself". Yes, I get he wasn't completely self sacrificing. You don't have to beat me over the head with it just because you have an unpopular position.