Archive for the ‘Biographies & Memoirs’ Category

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 […]

Thoughts on: Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen

About: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen is a non-fiction book which follows three generations of Tibetan women. The book is an insight into Tibetan’s society. 320 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press ISBN: 0312600135 My rating for Across Many Mountains – 4 Buy & Save on […]

Thoughts on: Auschwitz by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli

About: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli is a non-fiction memoir of a Jewish Hungarian medical doctor who performed “research” on other Jews with the evil Dr. Josef Mengele aka “Angel of Death”. This is not an easy book to read, but an important one. 240 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 161145011X […]

Thoughts on: Siberian Prison by E.V. Enzmann

About: “Siberian Prison” by E.v. Enzmann is a non fiction account of the author’s experience in the Austrian Army and as a Russian prisoner of war.  The eyewitness account was translated, edited but mostly left intact from the original. 374 pages Publisher: White Knight Studio ISBN: 1453773924 The Enzmann family was kind enough to allow […]

Book Review: First Man by James R. Hansen

About: “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. Hansen is a biography of the famous astronaut. This book is especially remarkable due to Mr. Armstrong’s 35 years of trying to live his life away from fame. 784 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 074325631X My rating for First Man – 5 […]

Book Review: At the Devil’s Table by William C. Rempel

About: “At the Devil’s Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel” by William C. Rempel is a non-fiction narrative of the Cali drug cartel in the 1990’s. The book is written in an investigative journalism style. 368 pages Publisher: Random Hous ISBN: 1400068371 My rating for At the Devil’s […]

Book Review: Unbelievable Adventures of a WW II German War Bride by Ingeborg M. Johnston

About: The memoir “Unbelievable Adventures of a WW II German War Bride” by Ingeborg M. Johnston is an important book for Johnston‘s family. She mentions that her family asked her to write this book because she had some adventures which in today’s world are hard to imagine. And they’re right. 226 pages Publisher: BookSurge Publishing […]

Book Review & Giveaway: The Honored Dead by Joseph Braude

About: “The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World” by Joseph Braude (website | Twitter | Facebook) is a nonfiction book about the author’s experience being embedded with a Moroccan security squad. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “The Honored Dead” to be […]

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