Thursday, 28 June 2018

Think Straight by Darius Foroux

All of us think but this book is about how to think in a correct manner.When we improve the way we think nothing is impossible.One should read this book with an open mind. The author was about to change his house and go to a new place. One day before, the new landlady calls and says she cannot give him the place. He losses sleep over this. This made the author rethink about the thinking process .

One should not adopt the notion that all is lost.We have to become aware of what we are thinking.If you do that you can analyze your thought. You should think only those things that you can control. You can control Desires,actions words and intentions.

Don't make decision on beliefs, logic and sometimes science.Scientists being human beings are also biases. Don't make hasty decisions. The author says he has two types of main thought and i quote. " one Thinking about how you can solve the problem and two understanding knowledge. " It is difficult to explain all this in a book review so one needs to read the book.

One whole chapter is based on be yourself  and not what you should be You are the  only one who knows your strengths, values, skills and desires. Also dont look back for  what has happened in the past for too long. You should always look  at the present.

There are times you must not think at all. All this sounds confusing but it it is not. If you read the book carefully you will find it useful. Also you should not hold on to things like say old things that people have given you. Instead you should say wear your old clothes so that you remember the good old times like in your college.

There is only one thing for doing this and that is to have inner calm.If you can have calm mind you will be able to think in a clear and systematic manner.

I liked the book because it is 92 pages. Despite being small everything is explained

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Berlin Airlift by Robert Jackson

After the ending of world war 2 Germany was divided into four areas of occupation. America, Russia, England and France.But America wanted to control central administration. Berlin was the beleaguered city.But Russia had other plans.

Americans wanted to take charge of Berlin Centre administration. on 2 May 1945  the Russian occupation of Berlin became complete. All road and rail links between the city and the West were severed by the Soviets.There was black market everywhere.

Russian and French zones were self-supporting but not the British and American. Eastern part of Germany were under the soviets that had been the German granary.  Calories needed for survival are 2300 but people were not getting even 2300. Both Royal airforce and the Americans were involved in the air lift.

There were 3 operations.Operation Vittle plainfare and knicker. C-54 and B 29 aircraft were used. Sorties were flown even under bad weather conditions. Also the family of such pilots were not accommodated Accidents happened a lot at night. They were constantly harassed by Russian fighters and 54 aircrew gave their lives — something Berliners have never forgotten.

As the winter began to set in it became clear that the German population would have to be air lifted.There was electricity storage. Children were undernourished.

The book  has appendices of aircraft and crew casualties, lists of monthly tonnages and tables of some of the remarkable individual aircraft performances. Robert Jackson is a prolific author of military and aviation history.

The book has been written from operational view and many people might not like it. But still it gives a correct picture of went on in those days.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Muder By Fire By Faith Martin

This novel is series of Di Hillary Greene series.The novel begins by David Merchant getting up and thinking that that today would be like a normal day. But he gets murdered. His burnt body is found in his back garden.Detective Hillary Greene is in charge of the case.

He has a son who does not come to claim the body. Also when the police go to search for him, he is to be found nowhere. Surprising David has not left a single penny to his son. According to two witnesses one has seen a man leaving the crime scene. The other has seen a woman.

David has a publishing house and a trust. There is also a partner whom Hillary suspects. There is also a trust fund set up by David father. The money was to be divided between the offspring of David Merchant and his wife.

Then there is the issue of Detective Mark Chang. He is  threatened by a  gang who tell him to tell them about any raids that the police will make on them.He is scared and does not know what to  do.His parent's shop is attacked due to it.

This book has many turns and twist. But many questions are left unanswered. Though you won't be able to keep the book down. Since it has female detective many people are finding that good. Also it is easy to read. It is a book that i could not put down.