Book Review: Chasing the Moon by Robert Stone and Alan Andres

The book mainly fills in the blanks in the non-technical side of the moon landing, the political environment which fostered at the time, as well as how leaders at high levels encouraged or derailed the program based on their own goals and/or selfish reasons.

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Book Review: An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer

Mr. Steinhauer refuses to make this novel easy for his readers, but the relish in which he writes, creating a world full of paranoia is worth the effort.

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Fun Facts Friday: Bram Stoker

As a member of the London Library, Mr. Stoker has access to research for Dracula. In 2018 the library discovered the books he used for research, along with notes.

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Book Review: Dark Territory by Fred Kaplan

Some fascinating stories and anecdotes are included in this book, such as the time President Ronald Reagan saw the movie War Games and asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff if it would be possible for a teenager to execute an attack.

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Book Review: Return to the Reich by Eric Lichtblau

Mr. Mayer must have had balls of steel, he seem to have neve inherited the protective gene of fear. Whether it is to fly a B24 without training, or jump out of it over the Austrian Alps – for the first time.

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Fun Facts: Sholem Asch

The drama 1906 God of Vengeance (Got fun nekome) takes place in a Jewish brothel and includes Jewish prostitutes, lesbians, and throwing of the Torah across the stage. The play was translated into about a dozen languages and was very controversial. It was hailed as artistic and beautiful but also as immoral and misrepresenting Jewish traditions.

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Book Review: A Matter of Interpretation by Elizabeth Mac Donald

I was impressed by the research the author has done, rich historical details lend authenticity to the story, even when the paranormal is provoked (not very often, but just right). The narrative remains plausible and the characters seem true to their historical counterparts.

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Book Review: Information Wars by Richard Stengel

Mr. Stengel makes an excellent case about the first part of his subtitle, but sadly the second part “what can we do about it” is not convincing. Mostly because of the government bureaucracies, slow moving administrative machinery, and simply the way democracies work.

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Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

Book Review: The Saint of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian

A fun and exciting read

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

Guest Post by Author D. Ray Thomas

The Take It Back series 1 – 4.   Hello! Welcome to my guest blog! My name is D. Ray Thomas and I hope this blog will make you laugh, make you cry, and help you understand why I’m no longer allowed in public. I joke! I can go out at night. Between 3 and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King

The art of this book is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and moves the story forward in leap and bounds.

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Fun Facts Friday: Roger Martin du Gard

Roger Martin du Gard (23 March, 1881 – 22 August, 1958) was an award winning French author. Roger Martin du Gard Theo van Rysselberghe 1)      He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to a prosperous lawyer. 2)      Mr. du Gard was a trained paleographer. 3)      In 1906 he married Hélène Foucault, the couple honeymooned in North Africa […]

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

Book Review: Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

This is not just a “making of” book, a piece of fluff Hollywood marketing, but an honest look at the difficulties and sacrifices many people make to make this vision come to life (or the theater).

Fun Facts Friday: Sid Fleischman

Fun Facts Friday: Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman (16 March, 1920 – 17 March, 2010) was an author of children’s books, adult novels and also wrote screenplays. Books by Sid Fleischman* 1)      Even though he was born in Brooklyn, NY Mr. Fleischman grew up in San Diego, CA. 2)      He discovered his interest in magic as a young boy, and held onto that fascination […]

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames

Throughout the book there are some great suggestions, which you can implement or not, in order to live more frugally.

Guest Post: Red Eagle: The War Within

Guest Post: Red Eagle: The War Within

The publisher is giving away 3 books – please enter through the rafflecopter form at the end of the post Red Eagle: The War Within By Jens Cromer, Chief Editor at Peachill www.peachill.com Buy Red Eagle: The Red Stick War of Alabama  from Amazon.com* I’ve always felt like an outsider. Perhaps you’ve felt the same. […]

Graphic Novel Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition by Tom King & Joshua Williamson

Graphic Novel Review: Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition by Tom King & Joshua Williamson

This graphic novel puts the two heroes together for an adventure which also introduces The Watchmen into the DC Universe

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff

Fun Facts Friday: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (March 10, 1788 – November 26, 1857) was a Prussian novelist, playwright, translator and poet. Mr. Eichendorff was considered to be a major writer of Romanticism. 1)      Both of his parents were aristocrats from old noble families. His family, however, was always in dire straits. 2)      As a young man, Mr. Eichendorff was schooled at home […]

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