Archive for the ‘5 Stars’ Category

Book Review: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff tells about the epic search for missing World War II Coast Guard soldiers who were on a rescue mission. The book provides and intense glimpse into a forgotten moment in history.

Book Review: My Mother’s Secret : Based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick

Article first published as Book Review: My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick on Blogcritics. About: My Mother’s Secret : Based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick is a fictionalized account of an actual woman who hid 15 Jews (and a German soldier) in her small house, located in a small Polish town, during […]

Book Review: My Ántonia by Willa Cather

About: My Ántonia by Willa Cather was written in 1918 and is considered the last in the “Prairie Trilogy” following O Pioneers! (review) And The Song of the Lark. This book is considered one of the greatest novels written by an American. 176 pages Publisher: Dover Publications Language: English ISBN-10: 0486282406 My rat­ing for My Ántonia — 4 Buy this book […]

Book Review: The Missing File by D.A. Mishani

Article first published as Book Review: The Missing File by D.A. Mishani on Blogcritics. About: The Missing File by D.A. Mishani is mystery novel taking place in Holon, Israel. The book has been translated from Hebrew and is one of the few police mysteries / procedural written in Israel. 304 pages Publisher: Harper Language: English […]

Book Review: Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer

About: Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer is a historical fiction book taking place in Denmark during World War II. The book is well researched and an enthralling read. 335 pages Publisher: Abingdon Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1426701926 My rat­ing for Wildflowers of Terezin — 5 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic format* More Books by Robert Elmer More Rec­om­mended World War II books […]

Book Review: House of Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt

About: House of Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt is a historical fiction book taking place in Amsterdam. This is a sequel to the well received Rocamaora: Man of Masks which I wrote about last month. 346 pages Publisher: Raven’s Wing Books (November 19, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1618070916 My rat­ing for House of Rocamora — 5 Buy […]

Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

About: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is one of the author’s most famous novellas. The work was published after his death. 76 pages Publisher: Tribeca Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1936594005 My rat­ing for The Metamorphosis — 5 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* More Books by Franz Kafka Thoughts: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a dark and disturbing tale. The story captured me […]

Book Review: Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt

Article first published as Book Review: Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt on Blogcritics. About: Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt is a historical fiction book taking place in 17th Century Spain. This book was the 2012 finalist in the International Book Awards for Historical Fiction. 408 pages Publisher: Raven’s Wing Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1618070150 My rat­ing for Rocamora — 5 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* More […]

Book Review: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

About: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson is a biography of the famed scientist. Einstein lived a tremendous life full of science, math, politics, religion and love; I admire Mr. Isaacson’s courage in tackling such a project. 704 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition Language: English ISBN-10: 0743264738 My rating for Einstein: His Life […]

Book Review: Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell & John Bruning

Article first published as Book Review: Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell & John Bruning on Blogcritics. About: Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan  by Sean Parnell and John Bruning is a non-fiction book about Mr. Parnell’s experience as a platoon leader (nicknamed Outlaw Platoon) for the U.S. Army Airborne Ranger in […]

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