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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Endlessly Engrossing - book review

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Seriously. What can be said about the Uncle John series of books that hasn't been said and said and said. This - It is one of my favorite series of books.

I have a number of the books in the 20+ and growing series and am trying to get the whole set. Most of the books are general interest stuff, but a few are specialized - sports being one.

Endlessly Engrossing is another general information compendium. About every subject you can imagine is covered within the pages and a few subjects that might surprise you are also stacked in there. Yes, of course, the small one liners are on the bottom of each page.

While it's hard to single out a single story from the book, or a set of connected essays spread through the book, in this one I do have a favorite, a look at Adolf Hitler. This series of stories takes a look at the man's personal physician and der fuhrer's declining health in the latter days of WWII. The information presented is something I didn't know. Without spoiling it for you, I will say the German dictator was subjected, actually he agreed to experiments that would put a doctor under the prison today.

The essays range from short reads to the "leg numb-ers."

If you are a major fan of learning and can't get enough information about the world around us, Uncle John is for you. The writing is clear, concise and simple. You do not have to be a brainiac to read and enjoy Uncle John. Everyone can find something in an UJ reader that will appeal to them.

It does help if you are a nerd, but that's not a requirement.

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