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Fun Facts Friday: 1984

This week George Orwell’s classic “1984” has been published all the way back in 1949. The dystopian novel with its all-seeing leader “Big Brother” because a symbol worldwide for intrusive and oppressive government bureaucracy. The story is about Winston Smith and his attempt to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives. 1) The […]

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: The Ranger by Ace Atkins

About: “The Ranger” by Ace Atkins (website | Facebook) is a fictional book following a hometown hero fight for right. This is the first in a new series. 352 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult ISBN-10: 0399157484 My rat­ing for The Ranger Dead — 4 Buy & Save on “The Ranger” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: […]

Author Q&A with Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude (web­site | Twit­ter | Face­book) has a new book called“The Hon­ored Dead: A Story of Friend­ship, Mur­der, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World” (book review). It is a smart, nonfiction book written in lyri­cal prose and engag­ing story. Mr. Braude was kind enough to answer a few questions about “The […]

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 […]

Book Review Blog Carnival

The Picket Line reviews Among the Dead Cities by A.C. Grayling “Grayling meticulously describes how the policy of destroying cities developed and what goals it was meant to serve” Man of la Book reviews Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose “a fas­ci­nat­ing book about the Euro­pean the­ater in World War II, as told by the men […]

Fun Facts Friday: Gone with the Wind

This week marked the 75th anniversary of Margret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind”. Here are some fun facts about the novel. First edition cover Picture from bookpoi.com 1) Even though Margaret Mitchell is considered one of the most successful novelists of the 20th Century, she only published one book. 2) Because of Mitchell’s social connections […]

Book Review: A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva

About: “A Death in Vienna” by Daniel Silva (website) is the fourth book in the fictional Gabriel Allon series. The book touches on revenge and justice themes. 416 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult ISBN: 9780399151439 My rating for A Death in Vienna – 5 Buy & Save on “A Death in Vienna” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate […]

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 […]