Reviews by Phil LaDouceur


I have not yet read this book, though I've read other things by Phillips. This was the book that indirectly lead to his death. The man who shot him thought that Phillips had based the character of Susan Lenox on his sister, and murdered Phillips with a pistol to 'avenge' the slight on his family's honor.

Reviewed on 2006.09.02

The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

One of the great autobiographies, it's also one of the strangest: It's written in the third person, it's final chapters are an essay toward a theory of historical laws (to match the laws of the hard sciences), and it skips twenty years of the writer's life. This was due to the fact Adams wanted to avoid discussing his wife's suicide, an event not even his closest friends ever discussed with him. In fact, his wife is not even mentioned in the entire book. But all in all, these oddities are part of what make the book so appealing--as do such details as Adams describing his grandfather, John Quincy Adams, dragging him to school as a child. Worth the time to read.

Reviewed on 2006.09.02

more reviews ->

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles


Disgraceful Billionaires
Drew Sinclair

If push came to shove would you sell your used... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

Through Time-Pursuit

Claudy Conn

Milesian immortal Chancemont LeBlanc is determi... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

No Good Deed

The Mark Taylor Series Book 1
M.P. McDonald

Seeing the future comes at a price. What price... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles


A Timeless Series Novel
Lisa L. Wiedmeier

Murder, romance, secrets and hidden pasts. Dece... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

(Promote your book here)