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Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

Giveaway and Book Review: Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky

About: Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky is a biography of her father, a French national and hero. Ms. Kaminsky, daughter of the book’s subject, is a writer and actor. The publisher is giving away one copy – enter the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post 256 pages Publisher: DoppelHouse Press […]

Book Review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

This book is a comprehensive look at Jobs’ life, not just his time in Apple

Book Review: One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

This book was certainly an eye opener, the figure of Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified

Book Review: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Not only it is about the space program, but also about bright people preserving and making a name for themselves through education and smarts.

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln

Book Review: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder

About: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder is a non-fiction crime book taking place in France during World War II. My rat­ing for The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot — 4 Buy The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot from Amazon.com* More Books by Jonathan Rabb Thoughts: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder […]

Book Review: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

The story, told in style and grace, features a young, conceited Churchill on his way to cover the Boer Wars in South Africa, 1889

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