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Thoughts on: Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry

About: “Rhino Ranch” by Larry McMurtry is a fictional book set in Texas. The book follows familiar characters from previous McMurtry Books. 288 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 1439156409 My rating for Rhino Ranch – 3 Buy & Save on “ Rhino Ranch” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory […]

Thoughts on: Just My Type: by Simon Garfield

About: “Just My Type: A Book About Fonts” by Simon Garfield is a nonfiction book about fonts. After reading this book I will never look at signs the same way again. 356 pages Pub­lisher: Gotham ISBN: 1592406521 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Just My Type” to be given out– enter at […]

Thoughts on: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

About: “Odd and the Frost Giants” by Neil Gaiman is an award winning fictional book inspired by Norse Mythology. I picked it up because frankly, I seem to enjoy everything Neil Gaiman writes. 128 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; First Editiion First Printing edition ISBN: 0061671738 My rating for Odd and the Frost Giants – 5 Buy […]

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 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Mort Walker

Tomorrow, September 3 will be the birthday of author and cartoonist Mort Walker (September 3, 1923). Mr. Walker (website) is mostly known for creating the comic strip Beetle Bailey in 1950 as well as Hi and Lois in 1954. Mr. Walker has written several excellent books on comics history and comic art as well as […]

Thoughts on: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

About: “Displaced Persons” by Ghita Schwartz is a fictional book which follows a group of holocaust survivors from their liberation to the twilight of their life.  This is a moving narrative of people with no country and no home. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061881902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of […]

Special Offer (Over): The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown

Recently I read Dr. Laurence B. Brown’s book “The Eighth Scroll”, as usual I blogged about my thoughts when I finished reading. Recently Dr. Brown wrote me offering to send a SPECIAL OFFER via email to my readers. Simply put your email address in the form below and I will forward them to the author […]

Thoughts on: Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal

About: Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal is a non-fictionbook by Israeli journalists Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal. The book recounts some of the great successes and failures of the secret Israeli agency. 400 pages Publisher: Ecco Language: English ISBN-10: 0062123408 My rating for The Mossad – 5 Buy […]

Thoughts on: Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine

About: “Dreams of My Russian Summers” by Andreï Makine is a fictional, semi-autobiographical book. The book was originally written in French and has won several awards. 241 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 155970893X The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (2) copies of “Dreams of My Russian Summers” to be given out– enter at the end […]

Fun Facts Friday: Theodore Dreiser

Tomorrow will be the birthday of American novelist Theodore Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945). Mr. Dreiser is known for many things, among them are the situations he created which resemble nature studies more than the philosophical choice of agency. 1 ) Born Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser  in Terre Haute, Indiana and was 12 out […]

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