The Admirals

The Admirals is a non-fiction book about Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Halsey, Admiral Leahy, and Admiral King.  Borneman looks to their families, childhood, and time at the US Naval Academy in an attempt to understand what made these men so remarkable.  He then explores their career paths, culminating in their roles in ending World War II.

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The Afterlife of Stars

This was the sort of book that pretentious Honors English college students gush over as “important” and “meaningful”.  Which, to me, usually meant it was weird, full of “lyricism”, and contained sentences that never seemed to end.  I wanted to like it.  I wanted it to be something special.  But I really, really hated it.