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Guest Post: The Resurgence of Dystopia

On Friday January 20th, 2017 the craziest thing happened.  Dystopian novels became popular again.  North Americans suddenly couldn’t get enough of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World.  Random House and its subsidiary, Harvill Secker threw a party.  I can only imagine that it was a depressing, dystopian-themed party.  These novels, written decades ago, were back […]

Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (21 July, 1899 – 2 July, 1961) needs no introduction… From the Collection of the United States Postal Service Books by Ernest Hemingway* 1) Born in Oak Park, IL, Mr. Hemingway worked a bit for the Kansas City Star for a few months after he finished high-school before enlisting in the military for […]

Book Review: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Danny O. Coulson

Mr. Coulson balances the book with stories from his past, his career in the FBI and the development of the HRT (a part I found absolutely captivating).

Book Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

This book is a bit different than the others I read, instead of the pictures and text telling the same storyline together, this time the text and pictures follow two different stories, in two different timelines, until they eventually meet.

Fun Facts Friday: Owen Wister

As a member of Harvard’s all male Porcellian Club he was introduced to, and became a lifelong friend, of future president Teddy Roosevelt

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

The narrative provides action throughout the book, which is peppered with very funny moments many of them courtesy of Office Hsu’s inner monologue

Book Review: The Fallen by Ace Atkins

At this point I’m starting to believe that Tibbehah County, MS really does exist.

Book Review: Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

The author also tells the stories of the soldier who were arranges in an ever shrinking circle around Dunkirk, protecting the shores and the men from constant attacks by the German army trying to break through.

Fun Facts Friday: Robert A. Heinlein

During his life Mr. Heinlein published 59 short stories, 32 novels, and 16 collections.  Four of his works became feature films (he wrote one of the screenplays), two TV series, and episodes on a radio series.

Book Review: Family of Warriors by Ed Devos

This is a fine book for the reader who wants to know how global events shaped the lives of individuals during the war.

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