Book Review: Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

I first noticed this book when author Dan Abrams hawked it on TV as part of a panel on one of the Sunday political shows I watch. The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life.

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Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV

About: Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV (illustrated by Steve Epting and Ben Oliver) finds the heroine battling the Many Arms of Death. This issue, part of DC Comics’ Rebirth, collects issues #7 – 11. My rat­ing for Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  — 3 Buy Batwoman, Vol. 2: Wonderland  from Amazon.com* […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Ann Petry

Ann Petry (12 October, 1908 – 28 April, 1997) was an American novelist, author of children’s books and short stories. Books by Ann Petry* The author was born as Ann Lane in Old Saybrook, CT. At the time she was one of 15 African Americans in the town. The author’s father was a pharmacist, her […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy

In this graphic novel, The Joker rebrand himself as the White Knight of Gotham, the man who will shine a light on all the corruption which is dragging down the city to benefit the few.

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Book Review: Five Presidents by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

I loved reading about these great man, who were after all just humans as we all are. Eisenhower’s legendary passion for golf, Johnson’s humane side and the pride of his roots,

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Graphic Novel Review: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

About: Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition is an anthology of Superman, the world’s greatest hero by various authors and artists.  This is more of a celebration of the character than a cohesive story. 384 pages Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe edition Language: English ISBN-10: 9781401278878 My rat­ing for Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition  — 4 Buy Action Comics […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Frederic Morton

Frederic Morton (5 October, 1924 – 20 April, 2015) was an award winning American writer who was born in Austria. Books by Frederic Morton* The writer was born as Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Austria. His father was a blacksmith whose specialty was making imperial medals and belt buckles for the Austrian Army.In 1938 Nazi Germany […]

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Book Review: Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War by Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall

I love a good spy novel, a great one is even better, and a great non-fiction book which reads like a great spy novel is the best.

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Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

Fun Facts Friday: Elinor Wylie

During her lifetime Ms. Wylie was notorious for having multiple affairs and marriages

Book Review: The Grey Zone by Jason McMillan

Book Review: The Grey Zone by Jason McMillan

I found the book to be very interesting on several levels. The world building, the multiple story-lines, and most of all the political aspects and parallels to today’s conservative/liberal/Republican/Democrat/Independent narrative.

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2 by Brian Buccellato is another volume of this comic book inspired by the hit video game. This graphic novel collects Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #8 – 12, and Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual #1. 160 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: […]

Fun Facts Friday: DuBose Heyward

Fun Facts Friday: DuBose Heyward

DuBose Heyward (31 August, 1885 – 16 June, 1940) was an American author, he wrote a 1925 novel called Porgy, which was turned into the opera Porgy and Bess. Books by DuBose Heyward* Heyward was born in Charleston, SC. One of the author’s ancestors, Thomas Heyward, Jr., was a judge who signed the Declaration of […]

Book Review: Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores

Book Review: Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine by Suzana E. Flores

This book is short, but very well organized, so well organized in fact that I noticed how organized it is. The themes, events, and theories all have their own place, as well as dedicated chapters to portions of Wolverine’s life and battles (with others, himself and romantic ones as well).

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato

Graphic Novel Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato

About: Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 by Brian Buccellato is a graphic novel which brings the familiar DC Comics superheroes and Greek gods together again. This graphic novel collects issues #1-6. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401262678   My rating for Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Four Vol. 1 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Max Beerbohm

Fun Facts Friday: Max Beerbohm

Max Beerbohm (24 August, 1872 – 20 May, 1956) was an English writer, and caricaturist. Books by Max Beerbohm* Beerbohm was the youngest of nine children. Among his half-siblings were, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, was a known actor when the writer was a child, author Constance Beerbohm, and explorer/author Julius Beerbohm. He signed his artwork as […]

Book Review: Samurai Castles by Jennifer Mitchellhill

Book Review: Samurai Castles by Jennifer Mitchellhill

The author picked 25 of Japan’s most impressive castles to write about. Each section consists of 4-6 pages, with its own map, directions, fantastic photography and explanation of what you’re looking at.

Book Review: Ahab’s Return: or, The Last Voyage by Jeffery Lord

Book Review: Ahab’s Return: or, The Last Voyage by Jeffery Lord

I enjoyed reading about New York City (Manhattan) in the 1850s, a rough place full of richness, poverty, and gang elements. There are many elements of magic and mysticism to this novel, something I was not expecting which are central to the story and the themes which, I believe, the author was trying to project.

Book Review: Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide by Alexander Bennet

Book Review: Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide by Alexander Bennet

About: Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide: An Insider Looks at the Japanese Martial Arts and Surviving in the Land of Bushido and Zen by Alexander Bennet is a non-fiction book tracing the history of Samurais, their way of life, fighting styles all the way to today’s Japan. Mr. Bennett is a martial artist as awell […]

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