Fun Facts Friday: Ian Fleming
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 29, 2015

Fleming was an avid bird watcher, and had a book on his table called Peterson Field Guide To Birds Of The West Indies by an ornithologist named… James Bond. Mr. Fleming felt free to borrow the name. When Fleming contacted the author about using his name, Mr. Bond replied that he was “fine with it”. In the movie Die Another Day, actor Pierce Brosnan can be seen examining the book.

Giveaway (Over): Reagan by H.W. Brands
Latest Posts / May 20, 2015

A few days ago I published my thoughts on Reagan: The Life by H.W. Brands, a biog­ra­phy of the 40th pres­i­dent of the United States. I thought this was an excel­lent, inter­est­ing biog­ra­phy which is bal­anced and a joy to read. The book is engag­ing and I will cer­tainly ref­er­ence it in the future. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book to two (2) winners  –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post. Give­away Give­away ends: May 27, 2015 US / Canada Ship­ping Addresses Only No PO Boxes Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked Congratulations: Names as email

Fun Facts Friday: L. Frank Baum
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 15, 2015

Mr. Baum was an adamant supporter of women’s rights. His mother in law, Matilda Joslyn Gage, even wrote a book, History of Woman Suffrage (availble for free) with Susan B. Anthony, however it is said she did not like her son-in-law very much.

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