James Agee (27 September, 1909 – 16 May, 1955) was an award winning author, poet, screenwriter, film critic and journalist from Tennessee....

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, it’s actually in contention for THE favorite holiday. I love that it’s not commercial, there is no stress of presents, just good food, drinks, family, and fun. The holiday is only as religious as you want to make it, or none at all if you wish. The spirit of the holiday, however is the same regardless, take one day a year to appreciate all you have....

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The Coming Cyber War What Executives, the Board, and You Should Know by Marc Crudgington is a business book in which the author makes his case for executives on how to prepare for the oncoming cyber events.  Mr. Crudgington is a Chief Information Security Office (CISO) and a technology expert....

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The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America by Winston Groom is a  history book focusing on the relationships, personal and professional, between the three American founding fathers mentioned in the title....

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Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS by Alastair MacKenzie is a memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life. The book documents his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent....

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The Empress by Laura Martinez-Belli (translated by Simon Bruni) is a novel about the life of Empress Carlota, wife of Maximilian von Habsburg of Austria who was, for a sort time, installed by the French as Mexico’s Emperor....

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Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November, 1850 – 3 December, 1894) has been one of my favorite authors since I could read. He is know for such works as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde....

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The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson is a wonderful coffee table book with writings about the most recent trends in the world of wine, written by experts from several countries. Mr. Stevenson is an award wining wine writer....

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When Heroes Fly (בשבילה גיבורים עפים) by Amir Gutfreund is a novel taking place over three decades in Israel, starting in the 1960s after the Six Days War....

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James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity....

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Fun Facts Friday: Ciarán Carson
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 9, 2020

Ciarán Gerard Carson (9 October 1948 – 6 October 2019) was an award winning writer and poet from Northern Ireland. Books by Ciarán Carson* Mr. Carson was born in Belfast to a middle class family. His father was a postman and his mother worked in linen mills. After high-school, the author attended Queen’s University, Belfast and got a degree in English. At the university one of his tutors was Seamus Heaney, and two other poets,...

Book Review: In Search of a Name by Marjolijn van Heemstra

About: In Search of a Name by Marjolijn van Heemstra follows a pregnant woman researching her uncle’s past after World War II. The book, originally in Dutch, won several prizes and has sold the film rights. 208 pages ISBN-10 : 1982100486 Publisher : Atria Books Language: : English My rating for In Search of a Name – 4 Buy In Search of a Name from Amazon.com* More Books by Marjolijn van Heemstra* Thoughts: This book is a somewhat unu...

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