Oconee Regional Library

Director's Book Reviews

Leard R. Daughety, Director of the Oconee Regional Library, occasionally writes Book Reviews for Dublin's newspaper, The Courier-Herald.  To read his past reviews, choose from the links below. 
  • Book Review Thirty-Six, Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher (May 2015)
  • Book Review Thirty-Five, Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen(April 7, 2014)
  • Book Review Thirty-Four, The Day Kennedy Died Life Books (November 15, 2013)
  • Book Review Thirty-Three, 2012 Christmas Books by various authors (December 8, 2012)
  • Book Review Thirty-Two, Mission to Tokyo by Robert F. Dorr (November 10, 2012)
  • Book Review Thirty-One, After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli (June 2, 2012)
  • Book Review Thirty, Arnie & Jack by Ian Oconnor (April 9, 2011)
  • Book Review Twenty-Nine, I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher (February 26, 2011)
  • Book Review Twenty-Eight, Paul Newman: A Life by Shawn Levy (June 10, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Seven, World War One by Norman Stone, D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Stephen Ambrose, The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam, We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway, and A Time of Our Choosing by Todd Purdum (May 25, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Six, The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow (May 10, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Five, Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi by Nanci Kincaid (April 11, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Four, Classic Irish Stories by Michael P. Quinlin (Editor) (March 17, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Three, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella (January 13, 2009)
  • Book Review Twenty-Two, Best-Loved Christmas Carols: The Stories Behind Twenty-five Yuletide Favorites by Ron Clancy (December 13, 2008)
  • Book Review Twenty-One, A Great and Godly Adventure by Godfrey Hodgson and Thanksgiving by Glenn Cheney Edited by Bryron Price (November 22, 2008)
  • Book Review Twenty, Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné, Edited by Bryron Price (October 24, 2008)
  • Book Review Nineteen, Traffic, by Tom Vanderbilt (September 27, 2008)
  • Book Review Eighteen, Western Traditions, by Michael Duty (date unknown)
  • Book Review Seventeen, The Irish In America, by Michael Coffey (date unknown)
  • Book Review Sixteen, "Fine Art" In Memory of Patrick Malone, by Dr. Lester L. Porter (date unknown)
  • Book Review Fifteen, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, by Pat Conroy (September 10, 2005)
  • Book Review Fourteen, Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat, by Bob Woodword (July 28, 2005)
  • Book Review Thirteen, Shem Creek, by Dorothea Benton (March 17, 2005) Frank
  • Book Review Twelve, Sports Illustrated Fifty Years of Great Writing and Sports Illustrated The Anniversary Book(January 29, 2005)
  • Book Review Eleven, Forever, by Pete Hamill (July 17, 2004)
  • Book Review Ten, Cowboy Island:  Farewell to a Ranching Legacy, by Gretel Ehrlich (May 08, 2004)
  • Book Review Nine,  Christmas Tales (December 20, 2003)
  • Book Review Eight,  The Old Man and The Boy by Robert Ruark (November 22, 2003) 
  • Book Review Seven,  Duty, A Father, His Son and the Man Who Won the War, by Bob Green (October 18, 2003 
  • Book Review Six, The Years of Lyndon Johnson:  Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro (July 26, 2003)
  • Book Review Five, Corvette:  Fifty Years--The Official Anniversary Book, by Randy Leffingwell (June 14, 2003)
  • Book Review Four, Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park (May 10, 2003)
  • Book Review Three, I Am Madame X, by Gioia Diliberto (April 26, 2003)
  • Book Review Two, A-Train:  Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, by Charles W. Dryden (February 15, 2003)
  • Book Review One, The Five Temptations of a CEO, by Patrick Lencioni (January 18, 2003)
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