†Chief of the Cossacks, Harold Lamb
How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
This is a superb book (I underlined a ridiculous amount of it - and don't worry the copy I read was paper-back, I'd never dream of underlining a hard-back); I think just about everyone would benefit from reading it.
*Lyrico: The Only Horse of It's Kind, Elizabeth Vincent Foster
This is wonderful. Horses, the west, a girl and her pony, flying pony; it's all just exactly right.
†The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, William L. Shirer
Very interesting book telling of the life of Adolf Hitler from beginning to end. His birth in Austria, life as a tramp in the streets of Vienna, political career, to his suicide in Berlin. I learned a new word reading that book: megalomania, it describes Hitler very well.
†The F.B.I., Quentin Reynolds
I started reading this book just 'cause. It was fascinating. J. Edgar Hoover was appointed to create a new detective sort of highly trained force because criminals were beginning to use science and not just force and police simply did not have the training to track down the criminals. Learning about the detailed records the F.B.I. keeps makes you think. During W.W.2 Nazi submarines landed on beaches in Florida and dropped off spies (I think there were about eight, I can't remember) to sabotage important cities, bridges, and what not, but the F.B.I. tracked down and arrested all of them in a week before they could sabotage anything.
†The Battle of Britain, Quentin Reynolds
I very much enjoyed reading this book, and also learning a little about the Eagle Squadrons. Here's a quote from the book that made me smile:
"Then I looked up at the bridge where the captain stood. He knew that German planes were on their way to bomb this convoy. Yet he didn't seem a bit nervous as he leaned over the rail of the bridge, smoking his pipe calmly. The English are like that. The more dangerous things become, the calmer they get." -The Battle of Britain, Quentin Reynolds†Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Story of the General from Abilene, Malcolm Moos
The Great Mouse Detective
*You've Got Mail
*Books/movies I've read/watched before.
† Landmark Book
Did you read/watch anything last month you liked especially? I'd love to hear about it! :)