As Eric Renderking Fisk goes through his collection of books, he shares with the readers why others might find them important.
"Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood." Let me concede here that this is a long review about a book about another really long book. This is a review of "Reclaiming Parkland..." by James DiEugenio, which is a critical analysis of "Reclaiming History..." by Vincent Bugliosi. Let me also confess that I also get a bit repetitive in trying to illustrate James DiEugenio's points on how repetitive Vincent Bugliosi is in his book. Sometimes it's hard to keep some of this straight for me, I can't imagine how hard it might be for some of you to follow along, too. Read More
"The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War," by Stephen Kinzer Reviewed by Eric Renderking Fisk | January 18th, 2017
Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate” by Gary J. Byrne - June 28, 2016: This isn’t like the other exposé on Hillary Clinton and why she’s the must unqualified person to run for the White House. That’s not to say that it’s not appropriate for this campaign season; this is a perfect reminder of what the Clinton Years were and what happened when this clandestine couple occupied the Oval Office. It’s a harsh reminder for everyone who lived through it and a cold slap in the face of possible supporters of Hillary Clinton who might be voting for her in November 2016. It’s a refresher for some and a history lesson for others."
The Dead Hand: "...Mr. Hoffman also takes the opportunity to share the behind-the-scenes of the historic arms summits between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that eventually brought an end to the arms race or at the very least slowed it down. President Reagan’s commitment to weapons reduction is a testimony to the power of motion pictures; he was haunted by the made-for-television film “The Day After” written by Edward Hume and directed by Nicolas Meyer. Seeing the advanced copy of this film before it was released changed Mr. Reagan, disturbing him with the images of what might happen if he himself ordered the launch of the nuclear missiles in America’s arsenal. We can make the argument that this telefilm could have literally changed the world since it helped affect the heart and mind of a world leader. If that’s the case, both Mr. Hume and Mr. Meyer deserve a Nobel Peace Prize." Read More
Lost Civilization Enigma: Everything you know about the history of civilization might be wrong.
Paranormal Intruder: The Terrifying True Story of a Family in Fear
Reviewed by Eric Renderking Fisk | January 6th, 2017
This book is a great house warming gift to give to people who are moving into a creepy old house that they bought for pennies on the dollar.
PIMP: The Story of My Life, By Iceberg Slim | Reveiw published May 3rd, 2018
A book about the Jazz Era underworld that demands to be read as a cautionary tale and a reminder of the adage that we reap what we sew.
“The Pyramids and the Pentagon: The Government's Top Secret Pursuit of Mystical Relics, Ancient Astronauts, and Lost Civilizations” by Nick Redfern. Reviewed by Eric Renderking Fisk | May 22nd, 2017
Someone Is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Why are the goverenments of the countries involved lying about it?
“Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic,” by Mel Ziegler & Patricia Ziegler Review by Eric Renderking Fisk | February 22nd, 2016: Review of the book about the origins of the most retrocentric clothing chain stores which was one of the best aspects of the 80's.
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell: The Fedora Chronicles Book Cellar
Eric Renderking Fisk reviews a book that's more than a fable about animals taking over the farm.
Blood Of Victory: Eric Renderking Fisk reviews Andrew Furst's book from 2002: "This time the novel is about a Russian writer I. A. Serebin who is an exile in French but travels back and forth to Romania to see his ailing girlfriend and eventually recruited into a plot that began with the British Secret Service to stop the flow of oil from Romania to Nazi Germany. That cause is taken up by a group of colorful characters that another reviewer called ‘colorful misfits,’ who make it absolutely sure that they make Serebin aware that his participation isn’t a choice."
"Fluency," by Jennifer Foehner Wells | November 2014
"I'm not exactly sure what it would be like to travel in a small capsule with a half dozen or so fellow astronauts for a couple of months to an abandoned alien space craft. But Jennifer Foehner Wells does..."
The Shack: God in the form of three charater begs the father of a girl who was raped and murdered to forgive the preditor so God can redeam that same preditor. No... seriously.
Life As We Knew It: By far, one of the worst books about "The End Of The World" that I've ever read. But at least you get a good rant out of my discomfort and pain!