The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell (Historical/Adventure Novel, 2016).
Set in the year 917 AD, this one is the latest in a series of historical adventure novels from one of the field’s best-known and most successful authors. 416 more words
4 days, 2 hours ago
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Science/Social History Book, 2016).
I was interested in seeing the acclaimed new movie based on this book before reading this. 580 more words
1 week, 4 days ago
The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens. (History Book, 2016).
A veteran historian, Peter Cozzens has written or edited many books on the American Civil War and its aftermath. 719 more words
2 weeks, 4 days ago
The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini (Mystery/Suspense Novel, 2008).
Okay, here’s another older book–though still available in various formats from Amazon (and other places). 558 more words
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Welcome to the Universe: an astrophysical tour by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, J. Richard Gott & Michael A. Strauss. (Science Book, 2016).
I figured I was due a refresher/update on the latest science regarding astrophysics. 380 more words
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Alfred Hitchcock by Peter Ackroyd. (Critical Biography, 2016).
Hitchcock is, of course one of the most famous and most written-about figures in the history of the film industry. 486 more words
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Hag-Seed by Margaret Attwood (Novel, 2016).
Bestselling and much honored, multiple-award-winning Canadian author Margaret Attwood’s latest is (typically for her) something a bit off the beaten-path. 754 more words
1 month, 1 week ago