The nature of the business of espionage in Michael Brady’s new book Into the Shadows: Assassination Corps is like the businesses of laws and sausages… You want the results, but perhaps, you’d better not look at the mess that created them.Declassify >
I believe Marc Spitz has done a phenomenal job characterizing Mick Jagger in Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue. And I sincerely mean that.
Taking the myths and legends of Jagger from the Zeitgeist and what I know of him as a fan of his band, I completed my reading with a little more insight into the man and yet it still doesn’t seem to paint the entire picture of Jagger.Declassify >
I have always been fascinated with Space. I’ve said this before when I wrote about building my LEGO Saturn V rocket, that I had wanted to grow up to be an aerospace engineer. It’s a fascination that has remained despite my educational leanings towards the liberal arts and away from the sciences.
So when I heard that coming this October there would be a movie release called “First Man” a biopic about Neil Armstrong, based on the authorized biography of the same name.Declassify >
At first, I thought that Fighter would be a fictionalization of the Battle of Britain similar to what Len Deighton had done with the fictional bombing run in Bomber. But I was wrong in the best of ways. It is not a fictional account, but a detailed dissection of one of the turning point air battles of World War II.
It amazes me that Deighton, a master of fiction, wrote such a comprehensive history on the Battle of Britain. A battle, that behind the scenes, was marked by ineptitude, hubris, politics, and more than a few elements of self-sabotage on both sides as to appear, in a vacuum, as more fiction than fact.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
From intern to park operations manager of Jurassic World. The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe focuses on Claire Dearing, not as we know her, but as she was when she first came to Jurassic World as one of the Bright Minds interns before the park was open to the public.Declassify >