Posts Tagged ‘World War I’

Book Review: Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs

During World War I, while John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (Tarzan) is away from his plantation it is destroyed by invading German troops. When he returns to the plantation (in British East Africa), Tarzan discovers many bodies one of whom belongs to his wife.

Book Review: How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett

How to Lose a War at Sea edited by Bill Fawcett is a fascinating collection of more than 30 short essays about naval warfare and oceanic disasters. The book spans decades, there are essays ranging from the days of the Spanish armada to naval blunders from the 1960s.

Book Review: A Genius for Deception by Nicholas Rankin

A non-fiction book which tackles the history of camouflage, lies, bluffs and tricks which helped the British win World War I and World War II.

Graphic Novel Review: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook)

Article first published as Graphic Novel Review: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook) on Blogcritics. About: Petrograd by Philip Gelatt (art by Tyler Crook) is a graphic novel about an assassination. The graphic novels tells about an international conspiracy behind the murder of Gregorii Rasputin. 264 pages Publisher: Oni Press ISBN: 1934964441  My rating for Petrograd – 5 Get […]

Thoughts on: Shadows Walking by Douglas R. Skopp

About: Shadows Walking by Douglas Skopp is a fictional novel about a Nazi doctor battling his conscience after the war. While this novel was difficult to read, it was also difficult to put down. The author is giv­ing away one signed copy of this book to two winners— enter at the end of the post. 482 pages Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN: 1439231990 […]

Thoughts on: The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough

About: The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough is a fictional children’s book aimed at the younger crowd. This book is a sequel to The Doll Shop Downstairs. 140 pages Publisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 0670012793 My rat­ing for The Cats in the Dollshop — 5 Buy & Save on The Cats in […]

Fun Facts Friday: Wilfred Owen

Today, November 4 1918, poet and British Army officer Wilfred Owen was killed in action in France during World War I. Owen was 25 years old. 1 ) To this day Owen is thought of as the leading poet of World War I. 2 ) Owen’s poetry was on the horrors of WWI, especially trench […]

Thoughts on: Siberian Prison by E.V. Enzmann

About: “Siberian Prison” by E.v. Enzmann is a non fiction account of the author’s experience in the Austrian Army and as a Russian prisoner of war.  The eyewitness account was translated, edited but mostly left intact from the original. 374 pages Publisher: White Knight Studio ISBN: 1453773924 The Enzmann family was kind enough to allow […]

Thoughts on: Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine

About: “Dreams of My Russian Summers” by Andreï Makine is a fictional, semi-autobiographical book. The book was originally written in French and has won several awards. 241 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 155970893X The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (2) copies of “Dreams of My Russian Summers” to be given out– enter at the end […]

Book Review: Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion. My rating for Heart of Lies – 4 About: “Heart of Lies” by M.L. Malcolm (website | Facebook) is the fictional tale of a family, inspired by the author’s husband, which takes place after World War I until the early days […]

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