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Excerpt from Furious by T.R. Ragan

The kids unlatched their seatbelts, jumped out of the car, and ran through the garage and into the house before the song ended. Faith sang along until the last verse, then sat there for a moment and soaked in a little peace and quiet. Working full-time and raising two young kids tended to make moments […]

Fun Facts Friday: Bella Spewack

Bella claimed to have come up with the idea of selling Girl Scout cookies to raise revenue.

Book Review: From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

The different points of view give the story a much wider view of the world and how little human kind has advanced

Book Review: Dr. No by Ian Fleming

This book is fun and silly and it seems that Mr. Fleming had a good time cutting down a character he almost seemed bored of writing.

Fun Facts Friday: Stéphane Mallarmé

Mr. Mallarmé’s occupation was an English teacher

Book Review: The Faithful Executioner by Joel F. Harrington

A wonderful book based on a remarkable journal kept by the executioner of Nuremberg, Meister Franz Schmidt. Along with the “work” of Meister Schmidt, the author vividly re-creates life in sixteenth century Nuremberg and its surroundings.

Book Review: Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

James Bond is assigned an undercover investigation of a diamond smuggling operation from Sierra Leone to the United States.

Fun Facts Friday: Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams (11 March, 1952 – 11 May, 2001) was an English humorist and dramatist best known for his series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3154283 1)      Mr. Adams had some interesting jobs throughout his life. He was a a bodyguard to oil tycoons from Qatar and cleaning chicken sheds […]

Book Review: Crisis Economics by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

The book gives a good overview of capitalism from the point of view of the crisis that happens every once in a while, before and after reforms.

Book Review: The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Wallenberg could not stand idly by watching one of the greatest crimes of the 20th Century taking place, and took it upon himself to provide Jews with Schutzpasses, documents which show that the bearer is a Swedish citizen and hence should not be transferred to a concentration camp.

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