James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity.
If this story of a beer run wasn’t true it would have been unbelievable, falling squarely under the category of “if I knew what I was doing I wouldn’t do it”, a category which I am also, proudly or not, a member of.
The book follows 4 decades of public service from Mr. Powel’s service in Vietnam and Mr. Cheney’s entrance to government to the administration of George W. Bush
A biography of the talented actor about career, family & charity work. Mr. Siniseis appreciated just as much for his work with American wounded veterans.
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona tells of young boy is stranded at Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport in 2010. He speaks no German, it seems as if he was abandoned
A Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction taking place in 1975, Viet Nam of a man who, after college in the US, goes back to Vietnam to fight the communists.
Best of Enemies is a non-fiction book which narrates the relationship between KGB officer Gennady Semyovich Vasilenko and legendary CIA officer Jack Platt
The figure of President Richard Nixon, a puzzle in death as much as in life, still has historians bewildered and many mystified – A non-fiction book review
I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. St. Martin’s Griffin has made available one (1) copy of “The Lotus Eaters” to be given to one lucky winner – enter below. My rating for The Lotus Eaters – 5 About: “The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli (Website) is a fictional book about the Vietnam War. Helen Adams is a combat photographer, a woman “in a young man’s profession” is drawn to Vietnam after the loss of her brother in combat. Get a discount on “The Lotus Eaters” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: The phrase “Lotus Eaters” comes from Homer’s “Odyssey” and refers for one’s will to return home being robbed away from them. This is a clue to the rest of the book and how Helen, who is so used to documenting savagery through the eye of the lens, will find life at the US unwearyingly boring. Helen is emotionally detached from her subject through the lens of the camera. She documents atrocities but feels safe and distanced from behind her instrument. Soli does an excellent job bringing to the reader the uncompromising horror…
“Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann is a series of well written short stories, which ultimately get intertwined. These fictional stories happen around the cultural touchstone of Philippe Petit stringing a cable between the two towers of the World Trade Center and walking the distance, to the amazement of the people below.