Daily Archives: February 16, 2014

Review: The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

By | February 16, 2014

The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates My rating: 5 of 5 stars African-Americans have struggled to acquire their voice in American culture. We have had uncertain biographies and stories written by others; in the last century we had the eruption of Harlem when black voices… Read More »

Review: The Control of Nature

By | February 16, 2014

The Control of Nature by John McPhee My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very good, entertaining stories of three attempts by men and women to control nature–to control the Mississippi, to control the volcanoes and lava of Iceland, and to control the floods and fires of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles. View all… Read More »