Book Review: The Liberation of Paris by Jean Edward Smith

Von Choltitz loved Paris, but not so much the regime’s leadership, promptly ignored the order to destory the city – most likely knowing that it could cost him his life.

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Book Review: Great Battles for Boys: Ancients to Middle Ages (Great Battles for Boys #1) by Joe Giorello

This book was an easy read, the chapters are concise and highlight the interesting parts of each battle without bogging down with too many details. I think the book is a great introduction to history and all the fascinating stories it provides.

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Fun Facts Friday: Hugo Gernsback

The Hugo Awards are named after him. In 1960 Hugo got a Hugo for being “The Father of Magazine Science Fiction”

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Book Review: 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help by Benjamin Wiker

I was very interested in the author’s philosophy and rebuttal to the books which he chosen to analyze

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Graphic Novel Review: Dark Nights: Metal by Scott Snyder

The Dark Knights, a twisted version of Batman, come out of a door between worlds. Batman is trapped in the Dark Multiverse and the Justice League must go and find the metals which can win the war against the Dark Knights and Barbatos, their master.

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Fun Facts Friday: Daniel Keyes

His boss and editor-in-chief was another Jewish New York native named Stanley Martin Lieber, later known simply as Stan Lee. Atlas Comics went on to become Marvel Comics.

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Book Review: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Two rivaling time travelling spies, Red and Blue, correspondence through space and time, taunting each other until they fall in love. The two are battling for a future which their respective organizations want to have.

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Book Review: Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski

The author tells the story in a vivid manner, with self-introspection and analysis which makes the book worth reading.

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Book Review: The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis

Book Review: The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis

A non-fiction book about Leonardo da Vinci’s small oil painting the Salvator Mundi, sold at auction for $450 million.

Infographic: 11 Well-Known Books That Were Inspired By Dreams

Infographic: 11 Well-Known Books That Were Inspired By Dreams

It can be hard to stop reading a good story. Chapter after chapter, there’s always something to keep you turning pages. For avid readers, a great book is the ultimate escape, and our favorite authors our heroes.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci

About: Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of the aftermath of the events which led to the Gotham Knights team take down the monster they helped create. This graphic novel […]

Fun Facts Friday: Jean Cocteau

Fun Facts Friday: Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau (05 July, 1889 – 11 October, 1963) was a French playwright, novelist, poet and filmmaker. He is known for such novels as his novels Le Grand Écart  and the 1946 classic move Beauty and the Beast. Amedeo Modigliani, Jean Cocteau, 1916, Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum Books by Jean Cocteau* […]

Book Review: Albert Einstein Speaking by R. J. Gadney

Book Review: Albert Einstein Speaking by R. J. Gadney

About: Albert Einstein Speaking by R. J. Gadney is a part biography / part historical fiction about the most famous scientist of our time. Mr. Gadney was a teacher, television producer, and an award winning scriptwriter who unfortunately passed away in May, 2018.  272 pages Publisher: Canongate Books Language: English ISBN-10: 178689047X My rating for Albert Einstein […]

Book Review: Invisible Heroes of World War II by Jerry Borrowman

Book Review: Invisible Heroes of World War II by Jerry Borrowman

About: Invisible Heroes of World War II: True Stories That Should Never Be Forgotten by Jerry Borrowman is a book with mini-biographies about several heroes of the war, which are rarely talked about. Mr. Borrowman is an award winning author and speaker. 208 pages Publisher: Shadow Mountain Language: English ISBN-10: 1629724173 My rating for Invisible Heroes of […]

Book Review: The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson

Book Review: The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson

About: The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775 – 1777 by Rick Atkinson is a history book, first of a trilogy, which describes the first 21 months of the American Revolutionary War. Mr. Atkinson is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historian. 800 pages Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Language: English […]

Fun Facts Friday: Luigi Pirandello

Fun Facts Friday: Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (28 June, 1867 – 10 December, 1936) was a Nobel  Prize winning novelist, poet, and writer from Italy. Image from: http://www.theatrehistory.com/italian/pirandello001.html Works by Luigi Pirandello* 1)      Mr. Pirandello was born on the island of Sicily to an upper-class family involved in the Sulfur industry. 2)      During high school, Mr. Pirandello’s favorite poets were Giosuè Carducci and Arturo Graf, both […]

Spotlight: Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

Spotlight: Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

“Genuinely moving… An entertaining YA romance with multilayered charaters -a winner.” -Kirkus Reviews About the book: In a faraway land, Bettina Diaz lives in a shining castle . . . Okay, so she lives on a sprawling ranch in California, but close enough. Nicknamed “the Beast” at school, Bett has an infamous temper. And a secret. […]

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

About: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is a novel following three stories in different time periods, all with a common narrative.  Mr. Haddon is an award winning English novelist. 320 pages Publisher: Doubleday Language: English My rating for The Porpoise – 5 Buy The Porpoise from Amazon.com* More Books by Mark Haddon* Thoughts: According to the snippets I’ve read, […]

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