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Living A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette by David M Weitzman

Living A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de LafayetteLiving A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette by David M Weitzman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is highly entertaining if you enjoy reading about historical figures as I do. The writing is imaginative and is also intelligently written. While I cannot attest to the accuracy of everything contained within this book I can say much of it resonates as truth. It’s amazing how much our country depended upon people from other countries, especially the French. Without them we likely would have lost. Overall I enjoyed reading this book and found it a wonderful escape during stressful days and I found nothing to gripe about inside. I received an ARC through Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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Breaking Down the Walls: 50 Courageous & Successful Years at the Forefront of the Women’s Movement by Norma Yaeger

Breaking Down the Walls: 50 Courageous & Successful Years at the Forefront of the Women's MovementBreaking Down the Walls: 50 Courageous & Successful Years at the Forefront of the Women’s Movement by Norma Yaeger
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What seems to be a story about a great and courageous woman falls short of being factual several times. The writing was uneven and felt more like someone took a sentence they heard her say and with creative liberties expanded on it in order to write this book. With a little research readers would learn of other women who did more than just survive during this time period when all women were treated as lesser beings. While I don’t doubt she had a rough go at working in her selected job field, this book did not impress me. A free copy was provided by a publicist in exchange for an honest unbiased review.