Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

Thoughts on: Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen

About: Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family’s Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen is a non-fiction book which follows three generations of Tibetan women. The book is an insight into Tibetan’s society. 320 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press ISBN: 0312600135 My rating for Across Many Mountains – 4 Buy & Save on […]

Thoughts on: Auschwitz by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli

About: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli is a non-fiction memoir of a Jewish Hungarian medical doctor who performed “research” on other Jews with the evil Dr. Josef Mengele aka “Angel of Death”. This is not an easy book to read, but an important one. 240 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 161145011X […]

Thoughts on: Elizabeth and Hazel by David Margolick

About: Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick is a non fiction book about two ladies who were made famous by the press. The book looks history square in the eye and doesn’t flinch. 320 pages Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: 0300141939 My rating for Elizabet and Hazel -5 Buy & […]

Thoughts on: The Civil War: A Visual History

About: “Civil War: A Visual History” is a coffee table book put out by Parragon Books (website | Twitter) to commemorate the 150thanniversary.  While the book is billed as a coffee table book, it is of the smaller variety and is portable. 224 pages Publisher: Parragon Books ISBN: 1445440377 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one […]

Thoughts on: What Really Matters by Haim Shapira

About: “What Really Matters” by Haim Shapira is a non-fiction book which asks many philosophical questions and sometimes even answers them. The literal translation of the title is “On Really Important Things”. My rating for What Really matters – 4 Thoughts: “What Really Matters” by Haim Shapira asks some very important questions such as “what […]

Thoughts on: Startup From the Ground Up by Cynthia Kocialski

About: “Startup From the Ground Up: Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs by Cynthia Kocialski is a non-fiction book for entrepreneurs. The book consists of short sections giving sage advice. 228 pages Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN: 1453746633 My rating for Startup From the Ground Up – 4 Buy & Save on “ Startup From the Ground Up” through […]

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: 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 […]

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: Better by Mistake by Alina Tugend

About: “Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong” by Alina Tugend is a non-fiction book which tries to explain how dealing with mistakes can benefit you and your work. While this book might be categorized as self-help, I found it to be more than that and  thought provoking as well. 304 pages Publisher: […]

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