Sunday, December 2, 2018

Books of November

This month was strictly non-fiction, but both books were fascinating.

Killing the Rising Sun, about World War II in Japan and the building of the atomic bomb.  This is the first of Bill O'Reilly's "killing" books I'v read, and I'll certainly read more.  I noticed on the cover that his name is in huge print and his co-author's below it much smaller.   I wonder who did the actual writing.  What do you think?

Bad Blood.  No, it's not a vampire story. (My friend asked me that when I suggested it.)  It's a true story of the fraudulent high tech health company Theranos and how it was uncovered by a Wall Street Journal investigative reporter.  Theranos was considered one of Silicon Valley's amazing success stories.  It attracted such stellar names to its board as Henry Kissinger and Rudolph Murdoch, all of whom thought it was about to revolutionize blood testing.  It purported to have a machine that would anazlyze all types of blood disorders from a finger stick...but ti didn't work!  I read the whole book in one day.  Couldn't put it down.


Susan Kane said... [Reply to comment]

We enjoyed the O'Reilly books and I agree. The tiny accreditation for the co-author was unnecessarily tiny.


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