Fun Facts Friday: William Morris

William Morris (24 March, 1834 – 3 October, 1896) was a poet, novelist and translator from England. More Books by William Morris* 1)      Mr. Morris’ day job was a textile designer and is credited for being a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts as well as production methods. 2)      He was […]

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Book Review: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski

About: The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski is a non-fiction book which tells of the people who took it upon themselves to bring former to Nazis to justice. Mr. Nagorski was an editor for Newsweek and is an award wining journalist and author. 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 1476771863 My rat­ing […]

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Guest Book review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Han Kang is a writer who comes from South Korea originally who received a few awards in the field of literature. She wrote The Vegetarian book back in the year 2007 but the book was published in English this year only. “I wrote of a human being who did not want to be human in […]

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Book Review: Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell

Mr. Spielberg’s Jewish story is very insightful and the author is obviously very interested in his journey as a proud Jew and a genius film maker

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Fun Facts Friday: Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz (17 March, 1926 – 7 October, 2014) was a German novelist and writer. Books by Siegfried Lenz* Born in the town of Lyck, East Prussia, Mr. Lenz would today be considered as being born in Poland. After graduation in 1943, Mr. Lenz was drafted into the Kriegsmarine, the Nave of Nazi Germany. Before the […]

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Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

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Book Review: Art of War by Sun Tzu

There is an interesting commentary on just how Lionel Giles, the translator, chose to translate each line of text. The classical Chinese language is very dense and many of Sun Tzu’s passages have unclear meaning

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Infographic: Unreal Earnings – The Salaries Of Fictional Characters

How much would fictional characters get paid for doing their job in the real world? If you’ve ever lost yourself in a novel you might have wondered this about your favourite Tom, Joe or Helen. Original post can be found at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/blog/2017/03/01/unreal-earnings-the-salaries-of-fictional-characters/

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Fun Facts Friday: Francis Parkman

Fun Facts Friday: Francis Parkman

Later in life, Mr. Parkman would summarize his books as “The history of the American forest”

Book Review: The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming

Book Review: The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming

An unusual entry in the series since it is narrated by a French-Canadian woman and not James Bond

Fun Facts Friday: Leo Tolstoy

Fun Facts Friday: Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy knew at least six languages, evolved the Russian education system, made his own clothes, inspired the idea of non-violent resistance, and raised 13 children believed that his main character flaw was being lazy

Book Review: The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

Book Review: The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

The author tells the story of the two tunnels incorporating the diggers, spies, an American TV network that sponsored a tunnel along with the rights to film the work and rescue

eBook Giveaway (Over): Scerwball by David Belisle

eBook Giveaway (Over): Scerwball by David Belisle

The author is giv­ing away one copy of this book  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. File Size: 572 KB Print Length: 106 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publication Date: October 31, 2016 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC   Hayward Templeton, a psychiatry grad student at the University of Iowa, […]

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Drury

Fun Facts Friday: Allen Drury

Advise and Consent spent 102 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.

Book Review: Last Stand on Bataan by Christopher L. Kolakowski

Book Review: Last Stand on Bataan by Christopher L. Kolakowski

This is an academic book, the reader will be able to follow the battle each day and each step

Infographic: 12 books entrepreneurs live by

Infographic: 12 books entrepreneurs live by

Courtesy of http://www.unum.co.uk/hr/12-books-entrepreneurs-live-by

Fun Facts Friday: Earl Biggers

Fun Facts Friday: Earl Biggers

The Charlie Chan movies were so popular in Shanghai, that Chinese movie companies started making their own adaptations.

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride

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