Martin's Must-Reads

'"Do you know something?" he [Rev. Henry Gerecke] asked brightly, "I got the idea today I’d like to join the Chaplains Corps."  More silence.  Henry kept eating.  Still nothing from his wife.  "I have asked you something," he said.  "I heard you," Alma said finally."'

I’m Mark Martin with Martin’s Must Reads.  Tim Townsend, in his marvelous book Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, tells us the story of one man’s humble service in a horrible situation.

“Long ago, when I was a junior high school student in Iowa, I remember being taught by a biology teacher that all the chemicals that make up a human body could be bought in a hardware store for $5.00 or something like that.”

I’m Betty Martin with "Martin’s Must Reads" and those are the first lines to Bill Bryson’s newest book The Body: A Guide For Occupants.

“On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium.  Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away.  For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons.  It was up to Churchill to hold the country together.”

It seems that one of the perks of reviewing books for a public radio station is to receive complimentary copies of upcoming new books.  That’s what possessed me to read today’s suspense title .. a genre I don’t usually indulge in because, well, I like to sleep at night!

I’m Betty Martin with "Martin’s Must Reads" and today I’m reviewing You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. It’s a suspense novel about eight women, seven of whom are friends, in a very unique type of club.

Martin's Must Reads: 'Sacred Duty'

Jun 2, 2020

“The Thursday before Memorial Day is known as Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery.  The soldiers who place the flags at every grave site in the cemetery belong to the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, better known as The Old Guard. The Old Guard serves at Arlington as the Army’s official ceremonial unit and as escort to the President.”

I’m Mark Martin with Martin’s Must Reads with a quote from the book Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by author, senator and Old Guard veteran Tom Cotton.