Archive for the ‘5 Stars’ Category

Book Review: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose

About: Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany — June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945 by Stephen Ambrose is a non-fiction historical account of the drive from Normandy to Germany. The book is a treasure trove of soldiers’ portraits, personal accounts and interviews. 528 pages Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

About: “The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry (website) is the seventh book in the fictional series featuring Cotton Malone. The story takes place in the United States, which I understand is a departure from previous books in the series. 480 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books ISBN: 0345505514 My rating for The Jefferson Key – 4 Buy […]

Book Review: Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd

About: “Ordinary Thunderstorms” by William Boyd (website) is a fictional book with many themes. The book takes place in London and follows a man whose life turned upside down. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Ordinary Thunderstorms” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. 416 pages Publisher: Harper ISBN: […]

Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

About: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann (website) is a non-fiction account of the author’s trip to Brazil following the footsteps of previous explorers. The book is part character study, part history, part archeological and part adventure story. 352 pages Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385513534 My rating for The Lost City of Z – […]

Book Review: The Final Storm-A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

Article first published as Book Review: The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara on Blogcritics. About: “The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific” by Jeff Shaara (website) is a historical fiction novel which focuses on America’s war in the Pacific instead of Europe. Mr. […]

Book Review: No Less Than Victory- A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

I bought this book. My rating for No Less Than Victory – 5 About: “No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II” by Jeff Shaara (web­site) is a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book which blends his­tor­i­cal char­ac­ters, fact and fic­tion into a read­able story. The book is the third of a series about World War […]

Graphic Novel Review: Last Pict by Rick Boven

I got this eBook for free. My rating for Last Pict – 5 About: “Last Pict” by Rick Boven (website) is a short story in graphic novel form. Mr. Boven is a very talented artist, actor and filmmaker who worked as a TV director and for high profile dot com companies. 21 pages Pub­lisher: Nan […]

Book Review: Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Lost in Shangri-La – 5 About: “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff (website) is a non-fiction book about a plane crash in Dutch New Guinea during World War II. This book is narrative history at its best. 400 […]

Book Review: Gated Grief by Leila Levinson

I got this book for free as a winner in a giveaway from Knitting and Sundries My rating for Gated Grief – 5 “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” General Eisenhowser About: “Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of […]

Book Review: A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “A Fierce Radiance” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. My rating for A Fierce Radiance – 5 About: “A Fierce Radiance” by Lauren Belfer (website) is a historical […]

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