Mailbox Monday

November host: Kathy at BermudaOnion

I bought a couple of audiobooks last week:

Publisher’s Summary: Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman reveals the astonishingly accurate predictions of Britain’s most famous prime minister and how his critics’ perceptions of them shaped his political career. Who could have foreseen the start of World War I twenty-five years before the assassination of a Serbian archduke plunged Europe into war? Who could have predicted the rise of al-Qaeda nearly eight decades before anyone had heard of Osama bin Laden? Winston Churchill did. Now for the first time, bestselling author James C. Humes reveals these and other shocking predictions made by this legendary figure. Churchill didn’t need a crystal ball to tell the future. Using his skills as a historian, he studied patterns of the past to make his eerily accurate forecasts, including the rise of European fascism, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and the exact day of his own death as he entered his final years. In fascinating detail, Humes’ astonishing biography documents the spot-on prophecies Churchill foretold and the political consequences he endured for sharing them.

James C. Humes, a former White House speechwriter for five presidents, is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of more than thirty books. He is currently a historian at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Goodreads Synopsis: Deirdre Griffin has a great life; it’s just not her own. She’s the around-the-clock personal assistant to her charismatic, high-maintenance, New Age guru brother, Tag. As the family wallflower, her only worth seems to be as gatekeeper to Tag at his New England seaside compound. Then Deirdre’s sometime boyfriend informs her that he is marrying another woman, who just happens to be having the baby he told Deirdre he never wanted. While drowning her sorrows in Tag’s expensive vodka, Deirdre decides to use his massive online following to get herself voted on as a last-minute Dancing with the Stars replacement. It’ll get her back in shape, mentally and physically. It might even get her a life of her own. Deirdre’s fifteen minutes of fame have begun.

What was in your mailbox?

27 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. Claire’s book sounds really good. Love the setting! Enjoy your new reads, Mary. The two are certainly different.


  2. That Churchill book sounds intense and fascinating! I want to hear your thoughts on that one! Seems like it would be a really thrilling and quite cool read!


  3. These both sound good… and very different. I find I’m listening more than reading these days so I’m always interested in audio recommendations.


  4. I read Wallflower in Bloom earlier this year and it was entertaining. Definitely a light enjoyable read.

    I am looking for audio gifts for my Dad – the Churchill one looks like a good selection for him.

    Have a good week, Mary!


  5. I’m most impressed by the Churchill write-up. Looks like an important book our times. I just might check it out. However, my TBR list is long. But I’d love to get to this one though, if not read it cover to cover, at least parts of it. Thanks for the heads-up.


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