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Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

About: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann (website) is a non-fiction account of the author’s trip to Brazil following the footsteps of previous explorers. The book is part character study, part history, part archeological and part adventure story. 352 pages Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385513534 My rating for The Lost City of Z – […]

Book Review: The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown

About: “The Eighth Scroll” by Laurence B. Brown is a fictional book which draws on the Judaism, Christianity and Islam to create a new story. The book follows the familiar path of other book featuring religious relics. 332 pages Publisher: BookSurge Publishing ISBN: 1419673238 My rating for The Eighth Scroll – 3 Buy & Save […]

Fun Facts Friday: Katherine Anne Porter

May 15, 1890 was the birthday of author Callie Porter, later known as Katherine Anne Porter. Ms. Porter was a very prolific writer, which unfortunately we do not hear much about these days. 1) When she was two Porter’s mother died and the family moved in with her paternal grandmother Catherine Anne Porter. Porter later […]

Book Review: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

Article first published as Book Review: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin on Blogcritics. About: “SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Sniper” by Howard E. Wasdin (website) and Stephen Templin (website | Twitter) is a memoir of Mr. Wasdin time as a Navy […]

Book Review: Tangled Webs -How False Statements are Undermining America by James B. Stewart

About: “Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff” by James B. Stewart is a nonfiction book about the comfort of our society with lying. The book examines this phenomenon which, to me, seems as if it is a new sport. 496 pages Publisher: The Penguin Press HC ISBN: […]

Book Review: The Final Storm-A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

Article first published as Book Review: The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara on Blogcritics. About: “The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific” by Jeff Shaara (website) is a historical fiction novel which focuses on America’s war in the Pacific instead of Europe. Mr. […]

Book Review: No Less Than Victory- A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

I bought this book. My rating for No Less Than Victory – 5 About: “No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II” by Jeff Shaara (web­site) is a his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book which blends his­tor­i­cal char­ac­ters, fact and fic­tion into a read­able story. The book is the third of a series about World War […]

Graphic Novel Review: Last Pict by Rick Boven

I got this eBook for free. My rating for Last Pict – 5 About: “Last Pict” by Rick Boven (website) is a short story in graphic novel form. Mr. Boven is a very talented artist, actor and filmmaker who worked as a TV director and for high profile dot com companies. 21 pages Pub­lisher: Nan […]

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Hargreaves and Mr. Men

This week we celebrated what would have been Roger Hargreaves 76th birthday. Mr. Hargreaves was the creator of the “Mr. Men”(official site | collector’s site) series of books which many of us grew on. In his honor I dedicate this post of Fun Facts Friday. 1) Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September […]

Author Q&A with Lauren Belfer

A few weeks ago I read “A Fierce Radiance” (book review) and was very impressed with the storytelling and research that went into the book. The author, Lauren Belfer (web­site), was kind enough to answer a few questions I had after finished reading her book. Q. It seems you did a lot of research, anything […]

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