Zane Grey (31 January, 1872 – 23 October, 1939) was an American author mostly associated with adventures and stories taking place in the Wild West.
An unnamed narrator and his friend, Magnus, go to the circus. A magician asks for volunteers for his disappearing act. Magnus volunteers and never comes back.
Apeirogon by Colum McCann is an extraordinary book, contemporary –historical-fiction of an Israeli man and a Palestinian man, both who lost young daughters
William Congreve (24 January, 1670 – 19 January, 1729) was a playwright and poet from England, who wrote clever, satirical comedies.
Unexpected Spy From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists – a bio of Tracy Walder with Jessica Anya Blau
There is lots of good banter, sometimes you can’t tell if the character is saying, thinking, or just gesturing (oh, you) but the author gets the feeling across efficiently and quickly which makes the reading much more pleasurable.
January 17 is the birthday of one of the most famous man in American History, Benjamin Franklin ( 17 January, 1706 – 17 April, 1790). I read Benjamin Franklin’s Biography by Walter Isaacson a few years ago and it is, to this day, a favorite of mine. Many people know that Mr. Franklin was a printer, but here are a few interesting facts about his printing career and love of books & libraries. Franklin considered himself a printer all his life, and took great pride at his occupation. Wherever he went he always had a printing press at his disposal. Franklin’s last will and testament begins “I, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia, printer…”. To his life’s end, Ben Franklin remained a printer and took pride in it. Wherever he lived in Europe or America, he managed to have a printing press at his disposal. Franklin’s first publication was when he was 16 years old, he wrote in the voice of a feminist woman named “Silence Dogood”. At age 21, Franklin established the colonies’ first circulation library for all interested citizens or as it was known “The Library Company of Philadelphia”. The Pennsylvania Gazette, a newspaper, was bought by Franklin when he…
The book covers what it takes to keeping soldiers effective in the field. The author mostly concentrates on science and technology, but touches on policy as well. Actually, she is more amazed by the policy and how it has been implemented, but that’s a small part of the overall narrative.
The sci-fi story Shorefall,expands on world building, societies, and technologies, questions what the author created, exploring politics, faith, and humanity.
Robinson Jeffers (10 January, 1887 – 20 January, 1862) was an American poet, known for mastering epic poems.