Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

Thoughts on: Sipping from the Nile by Jean Naggar

Article first published as Book Review: Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar on Blogcritic About: Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar is a memoir of a bygone era. This elegantly written memoir of a close knit Egyptian Jewish family and the turmoil they encounter during the turbulent 1950s. The […]

Thoughts on: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Article first published as Book Review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Blogcritics. About: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book which tells the story of a woman who started a successful dress making business under […]

Thoughts on: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator)

Article first published as Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) on Blogcritics. About: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) is an adaptation of […]

Tightwad Tuesday – Free or Affordable eBooks – Jewish Non-Fiction

Welcome to a new feature of my blog where I’d list books from a certain category which you can download for free. I call this feature Tightwad Tuesday because I’m a tightwad…and it’s Tuesday. For the Kindle: The Remnant – Stories of the Jewish Resistance in WWII (Boomer Book Series) by Othniel J. Seiden After researching […]

Thoughts on: The One by RJ Smith

About: The One: The Life and Music of James Brown by RJ Smith is a biographyof the Godfather of Soul. The title “The One” refers mainly to the artist’s emphasis on playing the right beat. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the form at the end of the post to enter. […]

Thoughts on: Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

About: Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden is a non-fiction book which follows the events of the battle which occurred in Mogadishu, Somalia on 3-4 October, 1993. The book drops the reader into the heart of Mogadishu and a glimpse into the lives of soldiers on the ground. 320 pages Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Language: English […]

Thoughts on: When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna

Article first published as Book Review: When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna on Blogcritics. About: When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna is a non-fiction book about Grant’s infamous “General Order No. 11”. Yes, this a non-fiction book – who would have thought? 224 pages Publisher: Schocken ISBN: 0805242791 My rating […]

Thoughts on: Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success by Cynthia Kocialski

About: Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of The Class by Cynthia Kocialski is a non-fiction business book in which the author talks gives some advice and observations about success. This is a short book, written in personal and informal style. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away […]

Thoughts on: Late for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi

About: Late for Tea at the Deer Palace : The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family by Tamara Chalabi is a book which was hard to classify. Part history, part cultural, part fictional and non-fictional family saga and all about a bygone era. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the […]

Thoughts on: The River of Doubt by Candice Millard

Article first published as Book Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard on Blogcritics. About: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is a non-fiction book detailing the President’s travels in Brazil. This fascinating account is a must read for fans of the President or adventurers who travel the region. […]

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