Book Review: Dark Money by Jane Mayer

The books is written in a simple, unemotional narrative which leads the reader to scratch their heads in amusement, or tear their hair out in anger.

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Book Spotlight: Hands Up by Stephen Clark

Officer Ryan Quinn, a rookie raised in a family of cops, is on the fast track to detective until he shoots an unarmed black male. Now, with his career, reputation and freedom on the line, he embarks on a quest for redemption that forces him to confront his fears and biases and choose between conscience […]

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Book Review: The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

This novel is the full package though, it is compelling, articulate and the struggle of Milo to balance his difficult, secretive, work with the important part of his life, his family, really comes across.

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Fun Facts Friday: Alain Locke

Born as Alain Leroy Locke in Philadelphia, PA, he was the only child and a decedent of prominent families of free blacks

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Guest Post: The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Amita Trasi has a two-voice tale, moving from the past to the present and vice versa is dense, emotional, and resonates in you, even when the book has long been read. Modern India, the history of female lawlessness, childish betrayal and its atonement, there is a lot of everything.

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Book Review: Somewhere in the Mediterranean by Mark Tiro

Israel sometime during the 1990s, a beach is cleared for an army exercise, but one man accidentally stays there. The man witnesses a strange occurrence, a World War II refugee ship arrives.

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Fun Facts Friday: Robert Pirsig

Robert Pirsig (6 September, 1928) is mainly known for his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values in which he tells of his of motorcycle trip he and his young son Chris from Minneapolis to San Francisco. The book explores western culture and analyzes forms of philosophy. Books by Robert […]

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Book Review: The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

While predictable and somewhat fragmented, this has all the makings of a good series.

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Giveaway & Book Review: Aikido Basics by Phong Thong Dang and‎ Lynn Seiser

Giveaway & Book Review: Aikido Basics by Phong Thong Dang and‎ Lynn Seiser

The book talks about the origins of Aikido, the philosophy of the art, some basic instructions of stances, strikes, grabs, throws and pins.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV

About: Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate (Rebirth) by James Tynion IV (illustrated by Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez) sees the innocent victims maimed by Batman’s enemies band together to blame the hero for their misfortune. This graphic novel collected the issues of Detective Comics #943-949. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics (May 16, 2017) […]

Fun Facts Friday: Ayn Rand

Fun Facts Friday: Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (2 February, 1905 – 6 March, 1982) was a Russian-American author best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. | Books by Ayn Rand* 1)      She was born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum on February 2nd, 1905, in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Empire. 2)      The author’s family fled to Crimea during the Russian Revolution. […]

Book Review: The Last Days of Oscar Wilde by John Vanderslice

Book Review: The Last Days of Oscar Wilde by John Vanderslice

The whole book Mr. Wilde searching for inner peace. No matter where he goes, what he tries, and who he meets, this search is front and center during the narrative.

Book Review: Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Book Review: Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Jonathan is an American Jew who decided to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, only to find himself in jail. Jonathan is friends with two Palestinians, Nimreen and Laith, a brother and sister, he met while living in the United States.

Book Review: Hard Dog to Kill by Craig Holt

Book Review: Hard Dog to Kill by Craig Holt

Stan Mullens, together with his partner Frank Giordano, is an American mercenary who sees himself as a scholar/soldier who likes what he does but has philosophical issues with his job.

Book Review: Anatomy of a Genocide by Omer Bartov

Book Review: Anatomy of a Genocide by Omer Bartov

About: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz by Omer Bartov tells of the violent history in a small Polish town during World War II, when people who lived side by side their whole lives turned on one another. Mr. Bartov is an Israeli scholars who went off to […]

Fun Facts Friday: Mary Mapes Dodge

Fun Facts Friday: Mary Mapes Dodge

As an editor for St. Nicholas Magazine, Mrs. Mapes was in charge of it becoming one of the most successful children magazines in the late 1800s. She was able to get Robert Louis Stephenson, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, among others to contribute.

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion, IV

Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion, IV

This is truly a cast book. The “Batmen” are just as interesting as the main hero himself, actually they are more interesting. It is refreshing to read a book where the heroes are just as interesting as the villains.

Book Review: The Cowboy President: The Making of Teddy Roosevelt and the Making of the American West by Michael F. Blake

Book Review: The Cowboy President: The Making of Teddy Roosevelt and the Making of the American West by Michael F. Blake

The author states that this part of Roosevelt’s life is often glossed over by biographers and historians, they don’t see it as very important. As well all know, however, it is the small moments, the unassuming ones which catch us off guard that sometimes create the deepest impact

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