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Book Review: Village of Secrets by Caroline Moorehead
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / October 20, 2014

Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead tells the story of the small village and its surrounding area which were responsible for saving thousands of people during World War II who were on the Gestapo’s wanted list. The villagers saved many Jews but also resisters, freemasons, communists, and downed Allied airmen.

Books by Author M – Z
/ January 16, 2013

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z – M – Mac Donald, Elizabeth A Matter of Interpretation – A historical fiction book, taking place in the 13th Century following Michael Scot, a scholar and translator working for Emperor Frederick II. MacDonald, Alexander The Private Life of Victoria: Queen, Empress, Mother of the Nation – A non-fiction book, about the Queen’s personal relationships before, and during her reign Macintyre, Ben Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War – A non-fiction book about the founding and early years of the British Special Air Service (SAS). MacKenzie, Alastair Pilgrim Days: From Vietnam to the SAS  – A memoir of the author who served in the special forces of several countries over his life, documenting his life from serving in the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, to the SAS, South Africa, Oman, and finally as a private security agent. MacLean, David Stuart How I Learned to Hate in Ohio – A novel which take places sometime in the 1980s about…

Guest Post: Indie Marketing is a Marathon
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / September 18, 2012

David LeRoy,  Sept 18th, 2012 Author of The Siren of Paris. Have you ever run a Marathon?  There are usually two responses to this question.  One is yes, or I have always wanted to run one.  The other is to question the sanity of the person asking the question.  I suppose there is a third, and that is to ignore the question and change the topic. Traditional publishers usually view marketing the way sprinters approach the 50-yard dash.  The effort is intense, all out, for a very specific distance and short period of time.  For the author of a major release, press releases, interviews, reviews of the book, guest appearances, and signing are all coordinated into a short window of time.  The goal is to get as much exposure as soon as possible, and this “launches the book.”  The target market is reached and the copies are sold, sometimes. Or sometimes not.  Like sentence fragments, there are mistakes. For the self published author, or ‘indie author,” this approach to marketing can produce complete burn out and exhaustion.  First, few people who choose to self publish a book today, through Amazon, Smashwords, or Nook, can afford to bankroll this kind of…

Books by Author A-L
/ January 26, 2011

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z – A – Abrams, Dan Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency (with David Fisher) – A mini-biography of the 16th President’s last big trial before running for high office Abnett, Dan Titans Vol. 3: A Judas Among Us (illustrated by Brett Booth) – A graphic novel seeing the team trying to infiltrate H.I.V.E. Adams, Mark Turn Right at Machu Picchu – A nonfiction travelogue/history/investigate report in which the author fol­lows the foot­steps of Hiram Bing­ham III. Afshar, Tessa Pearl in the Sand– Biblical fiction story of Rahab, one of the most famous and controversial figures in the Jewish bible Aguinis, Marcos The Passion According to Carmela (translated by Carolina De Robertis) – A novel which takes place during the Cuban Revolution and follows an an idealistic divorcee who gets caught up in the excitement of the Cuban Revolution, and run away from her wealthy parents to join Fidel Castro and his rebels. Aja, David The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story (with Ed Brubaker)…

Books by Title 0 – 9 / A – L
/ December 6, 2010

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help by Benjamin Wiker – A non-fiction meditation by the author about books which he believes are influential and popular but are actually full of bad ideas. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (2019 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A travel book published by National Geographic about the American National Parks. 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See (2020 Edition) by Joe Yogerst – A National Geographic book detailing 100 journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The 100-Year-Old Who Climbed Out Through the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – A fic­tional book which fol­lows the adven­tures and mis-adventures of its centenarian pro­tag­o­nist in a hilarious romp through the 20th century. 108 Rock Star Guitars by Lisa S. Johnson – A book fea­tur­ing pho­tographs of gui­tars (and gui­tars only) of famous gui­tarists. The book took 17 years for Ms. John­son…

Fun Facts Friday: Odysseas Elytis
Latest Posts / November 2, 2018

Odysseas Elytis (2 November, 1911 – 18 March, 1996) was a Greek poet and a 1979 Nobel Prize laureate. Odysseus Elytis, left, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, 1979 Image from Encyclopædia Britannica Books by Odysseas Elytis* Born in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, Mr. Elytis was a descendant of an old industrial family from Lesbos, the Alepoudelis. The poet’s family moved the Athens where he finished high-school and graduated from the University of Athens. Early on he changed his last name to disassociate his writings from the famous family’s soap opera. The French surrealist poet Paul Éluard was an early influence. His first poem was published in the journal New Letters (Νέα Γράμματα) in 1935. During World War II he served as a Second Lieutenant at the Headquarters of the 1st Army Corps and then at the 24th Regiment, on the front lines. When Nazi Germany occupied Greece (1941), the poet fought against the Italians in Albania. During that time, his 1945 poem Heroic and Elegiac Song for the Lost Second Lieutenant of the Albanian Campaign (Asma hērōiko kai penthimo gia ton chameno anthypolochago tēs Alvanias) became an anthem to the cause…

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