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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Book Review: Books by Larry McMurtry

About: Books by Larry McMurtry is a non-fiction memoir of the author’s time as an antiquarian book seller.  Mr. McMurtry is an American novelist, who is known for writing about the Old West such as Lonesome Dove. 272 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Language: English ISBN-10: 9781416583349 My rating for Books – 3 Buy Books from Amazon.com* More Books by Larry McMurtry* Thoughts: I always enjoy reading books about books,...

Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth by Greg Rucka
3 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / March 18, 2019

About: Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Liam Sharp) is a graphic novel which continues the story of Diana of Themyscira search for the truth about herself. This graphic novel collects issues 13, 15 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 of Wonder Woman. 176 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401271413 My rat­ing for Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Truth  — 3 Buy Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Truth from Amazon.com...

Fun Facts Friday: Lady Augusta Gregory
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 15, 2019

Lady Augusta Gregory (15 March, 1852 – 22 May, 1932) was a folklorist, drama writer and theater manager from Ireland. Books by Lady Gregory* She was born as Isabella Augusta Persse in Roxborough, County Gallway. Her husband, Sire William Henry Gregory, was a neighbor who had served as a member of Parliament and governor of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Lady Gregory only began her literary career after her husband’s death. The couple’s o...

Book Review: How to Know the Birds by Ted Floyd

About: How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd is a book which intends to inform novice and enthusiasts alike. Mr. Floyd is the editor of Birding Magazine and, of course, an avian aficionado himself. 304 pages Publisher: National Geographic Language: English ISBN-10: 1426220030 Buy How to Know the Birds from Amazon.com* More Books by Ted Floyd* More Books from National Geographic*   Thoughts: I know nex...

Book Review: None of the Above by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton

About: None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton is a non-fiction book about the experiences of Mrs. Robinson who has been involved in this humiliating and undignified event. Mrs. Robinson. After several years, Mrs. Robinson, whose appeal is still pending, is able to talk about this issue. 256 pages Publish...

Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One by Greg Rucka
5 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / March 11, 2019

About: Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One  by Greg Rucka (illustrated by Nicola Scott) is a graphic novel which retells the origins of Wonder Woman, and her first year as a protector. This graphic novel collects issues 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, an 14 of Wonder Woman. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401268803   My rat­ing for Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One — 5 Buy Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One from Amazon.com* Mo...

Fun Facts Friday: Kenneth Grahame
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 8, 2019

Kenneth Grahame (8 March, 1859 – 6 July, 1932) was a Scottish writer mostly known for his children’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Drawing by John Singer Sargent Books by Kenneth Grahame* Grahame was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother died when he was five years old, and he was brought up by his grandmother Granny Ingles in the village of Cookham (his father, a sheriff, had a drinking problem). It is believed by Mr. Grahame...

Book Review: The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

About:          The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag is an award winning historical-fiction book taking place in Stockholm, Sweden during the 18th Century. Mr Natt och Dag is a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden, this is his first book. 384 pages Publisher: Atria Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1501196774   My rating for The Wolf and the Watchman – 5 Buy The Wolf and the Watchman from Ama...

Book Review: National Geographic Almanac 2019
Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / March 6, 2019

About: National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More is the annual book published containing facts, dates and other great information. National Geographic are, of course, one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers. Buy National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More from A...

Graphic Novel Review: Superman Vol. 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth by Brian Michael Bendis
4 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / March 4, 2019

About: Superman Vol. 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth by Brian Michael Bendis (illustrated by Ivan Reis) is a graphic novel which makes Superman look at his role in a different light. This graphic novel collects Superman #1 – 6. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401288197 My rating for Superman Vol. 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth – 4 Buy Superman Vol. 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth from Amazon.com* More...

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