Book Review: Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane

About: Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane is a travel book and guide to the country which they both love. Ms. Mayes is a renowned writer of such books as Under the Tuscan Sun and other bestsellers. Ms. Cohane is a New York Times travel writer. 416 pages Publisher: National Geographic […]

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Fun Facts Friday: George Herbert

George Herbert (3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633) was an English priest, orator, and poet. His poems are associated with the writings of metaphysical poets.

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Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success by Dan Schawbel

This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.

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Book Review: The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.

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Fun Facts Friday: Howard Lindsay

Lindsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play State of the Union (1946).

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Book Review: Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

This was a really enjoyable story, the narrative reads like a biography and not a fictional tale,

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Guest Post: 4 Books That Will Change Your Life

Words can be powerful. Most readers will know from experience that certain books and their ideas and philosophies have the ability to affect how you see the world. We have collected a handful of books that, regardless of time, age or setting, have a message that will impact your life for the better.

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Book Review: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

As a fan of the author, I had high hopes for this book. His talent of for extracting relevant, accurate, entertaining and informative information from the annals of history is something which I envy.

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Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway

Fun Facts Friday: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (21 July, 1899 – 2 July, 1961) needs no introduction… From the Collection of the United States Postal Service Books by Ernest Hemingway* 1) Born in Oak Park, IL, Mr. Hemingway worked a bit for the Kansas City Star for a few months after he finished high-school before enlisting in the military for […]

Book Review: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Danny O. Coulson

Book Review: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Danny O. Coulson

Mr. Coulson balances the book with stories from his past, his career in the FBI and the development of the HRT (a part I found absolutely captivating).

Book Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Book Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

This book is a bit different than the others I read, instead of the pictures and text telling the same storyline together, this time the text and pictures follow two different stories, in two different timelines, until they eventually meet.

Fun Facts Friday: Owen Wister

Fun Facts Friday: Owen Wister

As a member of Harvard’s all male Porcellian Club he was introduced to, and became a lifelong friend, of future president Teddy Roosevelt

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

Book Review: Take the Bai Road by Erika Mitchell

The narrative provides action throughout the book, which is peppered with very funny moments many of them courtesy of Office Hsu’s inner monologue

Book Review: The Fallen by Ace Atkins

Book Review: The Fallen by Ace Atkins

At this point I’m starting to believe that Tibbehah County, MS really does exist.

Book Review: Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

Book Review: Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

The author also tells the stories of the soldier who were arranges in an ever shrinking circle around Dunkirk, protecting the shores and the men from constant attacks by the German army trying to break through.

Fun Facts Friday: Robert A. Heinlein

Fun Facts Friday: Robert A. Heinlein

During his life Mr. Heinlein published 59 short stories, 32 novels, and 16 collections.  Four of his works became feature films (he wrote one of the screenplays), two TV series, and episodes on a radio series.

Book Review: Family of Warriors by Ed Devos

Book Review: Family of Warriors by Ed Devos

This is a fine book for the reader who wants to know how global events shaped the lives of individuals during the war.

Fun Facts Friday: Czesław Miłosz

Fun Facts Friday: Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz (30 June, 1911 – 14 August, 2004) was a poet, writer and translator from Poland. Books by Czesław Miłosz* 1)      Originally born under the flag of the Russian Empire, the village of Szetejnie is now part of Lithuania. 2)      During World War II, Mr. Miłosz was in Warsaw, which was ruled by Nazi Germany. 3)      After the war, Mr. […]

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