Archives: Melissa Mitchell

  • Though Not a ‘Tell-All,’ Arm’s Length a Delightful Autobiography

    For the reader looking for a tell-all book by a Secret Service agent assigned to the White House, Within Arm’s Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service, will be disappointment. However, the reader who wants to read a great autobiography will…

  • Ameritopia Not An Easy Read, But Well Worth A Reader

    Levin’s purpose is to contrast the visions of the most influential utopians thinkers with those philosophers whose concepts of liberty and individualism inspired the American Founders and later, our republican form of government.

  • Rice’s Second Book, No Higher Honor , As Good As Her First

    When it was announced that Condoleezza Rice was writing her memoirs and that she would take two books to do it, I thought that it might be overkill. I was wrong. Two books are needed to chronicle the life of this extraordinary woman... [S]he opens her second book, No Higher…

  • Kool-Aid Interesting and Shocking

    When I heard a snippet of information about Marybeth Hicks’ Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom, I thought that it might be an interesting book. It is interesting, and shocking. Hicks’ book provides example after example of how the…

  • A Personal Journey That Inspires

    When I started to read former Vice President Dick Cheney’s book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, written with his daughter Liz, it was not what I expected. ...Since the book opens with the events of Sept. 11, 2001, I assumed that this would be the book’s focus.

  • McCollough’s ‘Greater Journey’ Another Great Read

    David McCullough’s books are not a quick or an easy read, and The Greater Journey is no exception. The cast of characters and historical information are extensive and detailed. However, like his other books, his approach is so engaging that you do not want to put the book down. It…

  • Chosen a Small But Powerful Book

    Co-authors Morris Glass and Carolyn Happer — a retired history professor at Meredith College — use a unique method to present Glass’ story.