Archive for the ‘Biographies & Memoirs’ Category

Thoughts on: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer

Article first published as Book Review: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer on Blogcritics. About: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer is an autobiography of the Israeli industrialist. My father has always admired Mr. Wertheimer, unfortunately he did not live long enough to read this book which I’m sure he would have loved. […]

Thoughts on: Sipping from the Nile by Jean Naggar

Article first published as Book Review: Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar on Blogcritic About: Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar is a memoir of a bygone era. This elegantly written memoir of a close knit Egyptian Jewish family and the turmoil they encounter during the turbulent 1950s. The […]

Thoughts on: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Article first published as Book Review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Blogcritics. About: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book which tells the story of a woman who started a successful dress making business under […]

Thoughts on: The One by RJ Smith

About: The One: The Life and Music of James Brown by RJ Smith is a biographyof the Godfather of Soul. The title “The One” refers mainly to the artist’s emphasis on playing the right beat. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the form at the end of the post to enter. […]

Thoughts on: Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall

About: Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland by Chris Thrall is a memoir of the author’s time being a drug addict in Hong Kong. The book takes a good look at into the red light district of Hong Kong, the colorful Wan Chai district. My rating for Eating […]

Thoughts on: Wine to Water by Doc Hendley

About: Wine to Water by Doc Hendley is a non-fiction memoir of the author starting the Wine to Water non-profit. The charity brings clean water to many parts of the world. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 288 pages Publisher: Avery ISBN: 1583334629 My rating for Wine […]

Thoughts on: The Locksmith by Lafe Metz

About: The Locksmith by Lafe Metz is the memoir of Kurt Kann, a German born American solider during World War II. The story is told through the eyes of Mr. Kann. The author is giv­ing away one eCopy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 191 pages Publisher: LoudCloud Publishing ASIN: B005208X9I My rating for […]

Thoughts on: Mission to Mach 2 by Earl Haney and Lee Courtnage

About: Mission to Mach 2: A Fighter Pilot’s Memoir of Supersonic Flight by Earl Haney and Lee Courtnage is Mr. Haney’s memoir about his military career. The memoir mostly focus on Haney’s fascinating Air-Force career. 228 pages Publisher: Mcfarland ISBN: 0786463163 My rating for Mission to Mach 2 – 4 Buy & Save on Mission to Mach […]

Thoughts on: Luck and Circumstance by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

About: Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond by Michael Lindsay-Hogg is a memoir of the author’s fascinating life in the entertainment industry. During the book the author also searches for an answer to who is his biological father is. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy for […]

Thoughts on: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery by Ann Atkins

About: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery: From Depression and Betrayal to “First Lady of the World” by Ann Atkins is a brief biography of the first lady aimed at the young adults (YA) crowd or adults that just want a ‘beach read’ style biography – authentic but all the academics. The […]

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