Browsing the blog archives for February, 2007

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, David Quammen

The dis-oriented author is a creationist. I believe in a literal six day creation as described in the Genesis account. I believe that man was specially created and God breathed in him the breath of life. Even so, I knew I had to read David Quammen’s excellent The Reluctant Mr. Darwin. I have been a [...]

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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters, Dick Winters and Cole C. Kingseed

The dis-oriented author is from a generation that did not know war. I was too young for Viet Nam and too old for the first Gulf War. All I know of war I have learned vicariously from books like Dick Winters’ Beyond Band of Brothers. Band of Brothers is the private memoirs of Caption Dick [...]