C. M Mills

"Michael Mills"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (23 of 25)
Location: Knoxville Tennessee
Birthday: Nov. 7
In My Own Words:
I am a Presbyterian minister in Knoxville, Tn. I majored in English Literature at the University of Louisville and love to read classic novels, history (especially the Civil War and theological works.
I enjoy movies especially the works of Hitchcock. I am a fan of the Tennessee Vols and the U.L Cardinals.
I am also an omnivorous reader and fan of classical music and opera.I am a big fan of Nata… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 438,443 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 25
George Washington's War: The Forging of a Revoluti&hellip by Bruce Chadwick
George Washington was a renaissance man! Planter and large land owner in tidewater Virginia (his estimated worth says Chadwick would be $75 million in today's currency). Surveyor.
Slave Owner, gambler (he loved to play cards far into the night)
and faithful (though sterile) husband to Martha.
Preeminently, though, Washington was a soldier and politician of immense skills. Washington was the commander of the continental army who won the Revolutionary War, became our first president and remains as an example to all Americans.
Chadwick discusses in great (sometimes tedious) detail the problems Washington faced during the war. Disease, starvation,
difficult… Read more
Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographica&hellip by Anthony Slide
Anthony Slide is an English film critic who specializes in early Hollyood. In this book he has 100 chapters devoted to the lives and careers of 100 silent movie actors. At the end of each chapter there is a useful bibliography of articles and books on each person who is profiled., A picture is included at the begining of each chapter portraying the person as they looked in the silent era.
Many of the persons mentioned are famous such as Doug Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo and Fay Wray. The vast majority of those discussed are of actors I am not acquainted with nor will most readers know who they are.
All of the persons are interesting with stories to tell… Read more
Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott
Hank Williams (aka Luke the Drifter) lived 29 hard years from his hardscrabble youth in Alabama to his tragic death in the backseat of a car on Jan. 1, 1953. Along the way Hank managed to
live in what was often an alcholoh induced haze.
Williams was raised by his tough as nails mother Miss Lillian
who was oft married, ruled the roost and tried to control the erratic genius of her wayward son. Hank had an affinity for strong minded women. His first wife Audrey and second wife Billie were women who lived with the mecurial genius who wrote like an angel but lived the devil of a life.
Colin Escott is a British writer who draws a nuts and bolts portrait of Williams. His… Read more