Archive for the ‘Non-Fiction’ Category

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. […]

Thoughts on: The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guinn

Article first published as Book Review: The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guinn on Blogcritics About: The Last Gunfight: The Real Story Of The Shootout At The O.K. Corral – And How It Changed The American West by Jeff Guinn is a non-fiction book which traces the famous gunfight. The author cuts through the myth to tell the reader how […]

Thoughts on: The Wounded Giant by Michael O’Hanlon

About: The Wounded Giant: America’s Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity  by Michael O’Hanlon is a non-fiction eBook in which the author lays out his ideas for military budget cuts. The book is available only in as an eBook by The Penguin Press. 256 pages Publisher: The Penguin Press HC ISBN: 1594205035 My rating for The […]

Thoughts on: Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall

About: Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland by Chris Thrall is a memoir of the author’s time being a drug addict in Hong Kong. The book takes a good look at into the red light district of Hong Kong, the colorful Wan Chai district. My rating for Eating […]

Thoughts on: Wine to Water by Doc Hendley

About: Wine to Water by Doc Hendley is a non-fiction memoir of the author starting the Wine to Water non-profit. The charity brings clean water to many parts of the world. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 288 pages Publisher: Avery ISBN: 1583334629 My rating for Wine […]

Thoughts on: Snow by Nigel West and Madoc Roberts

About: Snow: The Double Life of a World War II Spy by Nigel West and Madoc Roberts is a non-fiction about a double agent for England and Germany. This extraordinary book claims that England’s first double agent was a Nazi spy. The author is giv­ing away one copy of this book— enter at the end of […]

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