Brian's Bookshelf

Brian Ratty

Brian Ratty's Bookshelf

 


Sea of Glory

Sea of Glory
Nathaniel Philbrick

One of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen: the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.I thought I knew our maritime history, I was wrong! Wonderful information…fascinating story. 452 pages – 9 point type… ugh!



In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick

This whaling and survival story was the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick. I learned a lot from this book. The author has created a engrossing thriller from a centuries-old true tale.

 

 



Code Talker

Code Talker
Chester Nez

A fascinating look inside on of WWII's most closely guarded secrets. Gripping in its narrative... history at its best!

 



Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Timothy Egan

A MUST READ for anyone interested in early photography and the culture of the American Indians. Fascinating!

 

 


Lost in Shangri-La

Lost in Shangri-La
Mitchell Zuckoff

Lost in Shangri-La is one of the greatest untold, true, yarns of WWII. Well written and researched, its the story of survival in the jungles of Dutch New Guinea in the closing days of the war. Drawn from interviews, Army documents, personal photos and mementos, it's an excellent read about not giving up.