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Book Review: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine’s work influenced many radicals during, and after, his lifetime. These radicals called for such extreme change such as ending slavery, women’s equality, fair wages and so on.

Fun Facts Friday: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (6 January, 1878 – 22 July 1967) was an American writer, editor and poet. By Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer – Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection., Public Domain, Link Sandburg’s parents emigrated from Sweden. The family’s name was originally Johnson, but due to the many Johnson’s his […]

Giveaway (Over): The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Last week I reviewed The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, which I enjoyed very much. The book was fascinating and well written. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book to a luck winner, please enter below. Give­away Give­away ends: January 10, 2017 Winners must have a valid e-mail address US Address Only please […]

Fun Facts Friday: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (30 December, 1865 – 18 January, 1936) was an English writer, poet and novelist. Mr. Kipling is best known for his books The Man Who Would Be King and The Jungle Book. Books by Rudyard Kipling* 1)      Mr. Kipling was born in India, but was educated in England in a foster home. 2)      […]

Book Review: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Unlike many other similar books I’ve read, the author does not try to force tears out of the reader (something I dislike), but instead tells a good story with all the tragedy and happiness which happens in life.

Guest Post: The best books on fashion of the outgoing year

If you did not know yet about good old truth that book is the best gift, then this article is for you and the best book for a modern miss is a book about fashion. You can choose any one of these books of outgoing year as a present for your girlfriend, sister or yourself. […]

Fun Facts Friday: Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles (23 December, 1812 – 16 April, 1904) was a Scottish author of both fiction and non-fiction books. By George Reid – National Portrait Gallery: NPG 1377 While Commons policy accepts the use of this media, one or more third parties have made copyright claims against Wikimedia Commons in relation to the work from […]

Giveaway (Over): The Hunting Ground by Jean Heller

About The Hunting Ground A mild mid-winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise. But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck. Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city’s children. As the […]

Infographic: Worlds from Fiction

Check out the excellent inforgraphic below of fantastic worlds from fictional stories. We all love to be transported into a place out of reach, out of time and out of place for a little break in our mundane, everyday lives. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, getting a mental break here and there is a […]

Guest Post: Focusing Emptiness by Michael Staples

  About In part, Focusing Emptiness is about the decisions we make, and specifically, the way our defenses can influence these decisions, often affecting the direction our life takes. One of the earliest life-changing decisions I made was at sixteen, during the height of the Vietnam War, when I decided to enlist in the Marine […]

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