BOOKS

What Karl's reading

After three years preparing The Triumph of William McKinley by reading very little but books, letters, articles and newspapers from the Gilded Age, I’m trying to get back into my regular routine, which I’ll chronicle here with an occasional review of what I’ve read.

Khoury?s sequel to The Last Templar, this book is a fast-paced tale that rockets over seventeen centuries, from the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD to today?s Turkey.
University of Texas historian Bill Brands surveys what the book?s subtitle calls ?The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900.?
This is a powerful, clear-eyed exposition of Churchill?s wartime leader. He details the great man?s strengths (including his indomitable will) and his weaknesses (his readiness to interfere with his generals in pursuit of wild schemes of dubious value) and finds value in both.
The amazing story of how a handful of Special Forces and CIA operators teamed with the Northern Alliance and helped bring down the Taliban.

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