Fun Facts Friday: Irvin S. Cobb

Irvin S. Cobb (23 June, 1876 – 11 March, 1944) was a prolific American humorist, columnist and author. Books by Irvin S. Cobb* 1)      Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Mr. Cobb moved to New York when he was 28 years old. 2)      At one time, Mr. Cobb was the highest paid staff reporter in the United […]

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Book Review: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin

The characters, they are complex and three dimensional, as I mentioned none are “good” and none are “evil”, but complex human beings trying to stay alive and working for their own best interest.

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Book Review: A Chain of Thunder (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater #2) by Jeff Shaara

The research in this book, as with the author’s other books, demands special recognition. While the book is condensed, almost like a history book, it is very readable and interesting.

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Fun Facts Friday: Isabelle Holland

A recurring theme in her books were the effects of alcoholism on families.

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Graphic Novel Review: Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

The book is still one of the smartest, self-contained graphic novels I have read

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Book Review: War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres

Being embedded with American troops is no joke, as he soon finds out

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Fun Facts Friday: Richard Adams

Richard Adams (9 May, 1920 – 24 December, 2016) was a novelist from England who is known for his novel Watership Down. Books by Richard Adams* 1)      Mr. Adams studied modern history in Worcester College, Oxford. 2)      During World War II he was posted to the Royal Army Service Corps. 3)      Mr. Adams was a […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger’s Daring Escape From the Nazis​ by D.M. Annechino

The story takes place during World War II, but the war is just a backdrop to this admirable, and well written, story.

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Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

Book Review: Great Books of China by Frances Wood

The author touches on Confucian and Daoist writings, famous novels, poetry, historic manuals, gardening and manual labor.

Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Book Review: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Throughout the book the author explains how the brain works, and how to hack the brain to become more productive.

Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

Fun Facts Friday: Arnold Toynbee

According to Michael Lang “Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read, translated, and discussed living scholar.”

Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Book Review: Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis

Due to the fact that no only don’t we know much about Billy the Kid, but also that he died very young, it’s difficult to fill a whole book about him.

Book Review: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Book Review: Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

I’ve read many books about the space program, but Mr. Kluger managed to weave the personal stories of the astronauts (especially the Commander Frank Borman), along with technical details and geopolitical influences

Fun Facts Friday: William Wordsworth

Fun Facts Friday: William Wordsworth

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a good friend of Mr. Wordsworth for many years. The two poets had a falling out due to Coleridge’s opium addiction.

Book Review: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith

Book Review: Epic Measures by Jeremy N. Smith

The book should be required reading in medical school and for those who create policy.

Fun Facts Friday: Judith Rossner

Fun Facts Friday: Judith Rossner

Judith Rossner (31 Mzarch, 1935 – 9 August, 2005) was an American writer with several best sellers. Books by Judith Rossner* 1)      Ms. Rossner was born in The Bronx as Judith Louise Perelman. 2)      After college, the author married Robert Rossner. The couple had two children. 3)      Even though she wasn’t able to sell short stories […]

Book Review: Our Bodies, Our Data by Adam Tanner

Book Review: Our Bodies, Our Data by Adam Tanner

A sometimes fascinating, sometimes frightening book telling how our medical records are used to analysis and profit

New Kiva Loan: Jorge from Ecuador

New Kiva Loan: Jorge from Ecuador

Click here to donate yourself Jorge is 31 years old and was born in the parish of Cahuasqui in a humble family. He finished school and began to work as a day laborer, but this work is very demanding and requires a lot of physical strength, so Jorge left for the capital to seek a […]

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