Review of Sun Tzu: The Art of War

Sun Tzu: The Art of War is translated by Samuel B. Griffith. This short book is a long read about some Chinese history and a translation of military knowledge by Sun Tzu. To begin with, we find out that a majority of the history is educated assumptions. The winner in battle writes the history so …

Review of The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style is an English collaboration that spans decades. It originated from William Strunk Jr. to aid his students at Cornell. Decades later, a prior student named E.B. White edited a version for the public. This fourth version adds a glossary of grammatical terms and adds modern examples. The book starts with rules …

Review of The Richest Man in Babylon

‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ is written by George S. Clason and dates back to the 1920’s. Clason issued a series of pamphlets that were short stories penned with a biblical writing style. These became “Babylonian Parables” that were formed into this book. Keeping that in mind, each chapter aims to put forth a financial …

Review of Tin Can Sailor

Tin Can Sailor is written by C. Raymond Calhoun, once the executive officer of the USS Sterett. Calhoun describes life about the USS Sterett from 1939 to 1945. He was onboard ship most of that time. The book is a collection of many accounts of the life and activities onboard from many shipmates as well …

Review of Necessary Endings

Dr. Cloud is a clinical psychologist who references his research and experiences in Necessary Endings to help people with endings. Quick take, he packs a mountain of information in this book. One must be ready to digest every paragraph, if you skim you will miss a lot. Aside from it’s weighty content, here are three …