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Fun Facts Friday: Victory Hugo

The book Les Misérables, was the most popular novel among soldiers fighting in the American Civil War.

Book Review: One Step Ahead by Timothy Spangler

Mr. Spangler talks about the structure of the funds, the operations of both private equity and hedge funds, as well as their role in the 2008 financial crisis

Book Review: Ghost Riders of Baghdad by Daniel A. Sjursen

Mr. Sjursen also shares his own personal views about the war, professional soldering, the ugly business of managing an occupation and the even uglier politics of inserting yourself in the middle of a sectarian civil war.

New Kiva Loan: Nicola from Israel

Click here to donate yourself Nicola is a former educator and the mother of four grown children. She decided to open her ‎own business selling jewelry and handbags in her village when it was time to retire. She ‎knew she and her husband could not live on their pensions, nor was she ready to just […]

Fun Facts Friday: José Eustasio Rivera Salas

His 1924 novel The Vortex (La vorágine), about the rubber workers in the Amazon basin, is considered a most important novel in Latin American literary history.

Book Review: Hidden Inheritance by Heidi B. Neumark

I found the book to be poignant and honest. The author reveals that the religion she loves, also symbolizes her family’s loss of another faith.

Book Review: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

The book is straight forward and presents the information in small, easy to swallow chunks

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Darwin

Darwin loved animals…. He started a club in college which dined on “birds and beasts, which were before unknown to human palate”. While traveling around the globe, he continued to eat exotic animals.

Fun Facts Friday: William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (5 February, 1914 – 2 August, 1997) was an American author, satirist, painter and celebrity. Image from http://www.burroughs100.com/features/the-burroughs-guy-an-interview-with-james-grauerholz-by-tom-king-text-and-audio Burroughs family fortune came from the Burroughs Adding Machine. His parents sold their stock in 1929, right before the crush. Burroughs has a degree in English lit from Harvard. The military rejected him four […]

Fun Facts Friday: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (29 January, 1860 – 15 July, 1904) was one of Russia’s most beloved writers. He wrote plays, short stories, novellas, non-fiction, and one novel. “Chekhov 1898 by Osip Braz” by Osip Braz – [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Chekhov was a physician by trade with a degree from I.M. Sechenov First […]

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