Fun Facts Friday: Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (25 May, 1927 – 12 March, 2001) was an American author who is best known as the creator of Jason Bourne. Books by Robert Ludlum* Ludlum was born in New York City. He was an adopted child, but never found who his birth parents were. In 1951, the author earned a B.A. in […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Hawkeye’s life is also tougher than the rest of his super-team, and this graphic novel show why and how, but it also drives home the point that one does not need super powers to be a hero.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (18 May, 1872 – 2 February, 1970) was a Nobel Prize winning author, philosopher and mathematician. [Credit: John Roberts.] Russell is a British aristocrat, born to the Viscount and Viscountess Amberley his title is the 3rd Earl Russell. Earl Russell, the author’s grandfather served as Queen Victoria’s Prime minister twice. He remembers his […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Mari Sandoz

Mari Sandoz (11 May, 1896 – 10 March, 1966) was a novelist, biographer and teacher from Nebraska. Ms. Sandoz wrote a lot about poisoner life and the Plains Indians. Image from http://www.marisandoz.org/events_activities/mari-sandoz-research-award/about-the-mari-sandoz-research-award.html Books by Mari Sandoz* Ms. Sandoz was the oldest of six children. Their parents with Swiss immigrants. As a child she worked hard […]

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Book Review: Mjolnir by Brian James

This book straddled the funny – cheesy borderline, but this is on purpose as the author clearly set out to write a fun story with tongue firmly held in cheek.

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Graphic Novel Review: Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection by Ed Brubaker

I really enjoyed the backstory of Bucky, the writer made him much more of a badass than what I imagined (Bucky, not the Winter Soldier).

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Fun Facts Friday: Horace Mann

Horace Mann (4 May, 1796 – 2 August, 1859) was an American politician and author. Today Mr. Mann is remembered for promoting public education. Mann was born on a farm in Franklin, MA. Even though he went to school about six weeks during the school year, he made good use of the library and enrolled at Brown […]

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Book Review: A Castle in Romagna by Igor Štiks

The subject matter is serious and dark. Emotional leaders making bad decisions, abusing their authority.

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Book Review: Spaceships by Ron Miller

Book Review: Spaceships by Ron Miller

This wonderful, hard cover coffee table book, is a visual trip through space and time of spaceship, rockets and their influence on pop-culture and art.

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.