Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This is a physically heavy book but not a heavy read. For a non-fiction book, the author lightly covers the earliest era of humans, including Neanderthals, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. I was hoping for more information before a time when Homo sapiens had a cognitive revolution and populated the globe. The author presents ideas … Continue reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

Non Fiction. While other histories of the American Revolution hint at the violence during the start of our nation, this book gives it with both barrels - literally.  There is no sugar coating here. This is a comprehensive look at a destructive as well as a productive time in our history. If you want the … Continue reading Scars of Independence America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock