Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club Vol. VXXII plus previous recommendations

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At least that’s what this pseudo-intellectual learned anew while scouring the shelves of a used bookstore.
The search turned up “Nuremburg: Infamy on Trial,” which was written in 1994 by historian Joseph Persico. It’s a fascinating, page-turning account of the Nuremberg war crime trials of top Nazi leaders.

Baseball fans will enjoy watching the great Vin Scully bow out

Longtime Dodgers' broadcaster Vin Skully gave an emotional farewell to fans after an exciting come-from-behind win.

Watch it here

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club Vol. LXII

Even a pseudo-intellectual knows investigators need access to all the available information if they’re to draw proper conclusions about events — either large or small.
The November 1963 assassination in Dallas, Tex., of President John F. Kennedy was one of the most consequential acts in American history, and questions about what occurred and why loomed large in the public mind.

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club Vol. LXI

One need not be a genius, or even a pseudo-intellectual, to know that war is hell — the body counts speak for themselves.
But having an understanding is one thing, and being buried in the grim details is quite another.
War is, indeed, hell, and the men who fight often are ordinary G.I. Joes trapped in extraordinary circumstances.

Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club LX

No pseudo-intellectual would ever want to go overboard in praise of a mere book.
But Daniel Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat, Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” a true story about the University of Washington’s championship rowing team, takes top honors in my reading competition.

Dey: Colorado embraces legalized marijuana

But is that really a good idea? The New York Times' David Brooks says no, not because he cares if some people smoke, but because he says a healthy society cannot be built on the backs of dopers.

Terror in the sky from Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club — Volume LIX

Strap on your seat belt. You’ll need it because the latest recommendation from this pseudo-intellectual will take you to the flak-filled skies above Nazi Germany, where survival is a such a long shot that it can depend on a little professional courtesy from a German fighter pilot.

What kind of guy is the NFL's Aaron Hernandez?

A budding superstar who's been charged with murder, NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez

lived a double life. A profile from Rolling Stone explain.

Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club: Vol. LVIII -- "Unbroken"

The reason that truly compelling personal stories are few and far between is because they border on the incomprehensible — seemingly more fiction than fact.
Louis Zamperini’s story was, unfortunately, all fact — triumph and then tragedy, despair and ... well, you’ve got to read it to believe it.