Entertainment

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Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford

Shakespeare By Another Name, by Mark Kendall Anderson: Exploring Theories of Edward de Vere, Earl of OxfordTheories about William Shakespeare abound -- specifically, that he wasn't actually William Shakespeare. In this book, author Mark Kendall Anderson suggests that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, is the true poet behind the timeless... Read More »

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before Reservations

Ohiyesa, an Indian Boyhood by Charles Eastman: Life on the Native American Plains Before ReservationsCharles Eastman started his life in the traditional world of what the white world knows as the Santee Sioux. Ohiyesa: An Indian Boyhood recounts the experiences of life on the Plains , offering an easy and enlightening... Read More »

Awakening Kingdoms: Casual Fantasy Hidden Object Game for All Ages

Awakening Kingdoms: Casual Fantasy Hidden Object Game for All AgesPlay Awakening Kingdoms for free to enjoy a fantasy world filled with hidden object scenes and mini-games as you help the queen rebuild and protect the kingdom. Good casual play with in-game purchasing... Read More »

Full-Color Treasury of Historic Ornament by Alexander Speltz: Excellent Source for Artisans, Crafters and Enthusiasts

Full-Color Treasury of Historic Ornament by Alexander Speltz: Excellent Source for Artisans, Crafters and EnthusiastsDraw inspiration from this Full-Color Treasury of Historic Ornament. Author Alexander Speltz draws artistic highlights from each era between Ancient Egypt and the Renaissance for an easy source book or visual guide that's perfect for crafters and... Read More »

Antonia Fraser Brings History’s Extraordinary Women to Life in Warrior Queens

Antonia Fraser Brings History’s Extraordinary Women to Life in Warrior QueensPopulated with the likes of Queen Elizabeth I of England, Indira Ghandi and Queen Louise of Prussia, Antonia Fraser's Warrior Queens describes some of the greatest female rulers in history. Love them or hate them, each of these ladies affected great change by strategically applying their unique powers as... Read More »

The Bastard of Istanbul, By Elif Shafak, Explores Turkish-Armenian Relationships and Cultural Taboos

The Bastard of Istanbul, By Elif Shafak, Explores Turkish-Armenian Relationships and Cultural TaboosElif Shafak is acclaimed as the most widely-read female Turkish author, and The Bastard of Istanbul is an excellent example of why. Her gift for storytelling shines in this complex tale of a Turkish family and its diverse generations of... Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Begins a (nearly) New Chapter *Spoiler-Free Review*

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Begins a (nearly) New Chapter *Spoiler-Free Review*Thirty years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (both in reality and in the story), the galaxy is threatened by the First Order and its bizarre Supreme Commander, as well as the Vader-esque Kylo Ren. Luke Skywalker has disappeared, and only the efforts of a poor scavenger and an ex-Storm Trooper can keep a clue to his whereabouts out of the wrong... Read More »

Meet Prohibition’s Greatest Bootleggers in Boardwalk Empire, Season 1, Starring Steve Buscemi

Meet Prohibition’s Greatest Bootleggers in Boardwalk Empire, Season 1, Starring Steve BuscemiAs the Volstead Act goes into law, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi) takes on the forces of the government with elaborate plans that include bootlegging, election rigging and more -- all in direct competition with the organized crime bosses of the 1920s Eastern... Read More »

Tessa Bridal’s Tree of Red Stars Dives into the Tupamaros Liberation Movement in Uruguay

Tessa Bridal’s Tree of Red Stars Dives into the Tupamaros Liberation Movement in UruguayMagdalena is just a normal teenage schoolgirl in her home in Montevideo, Uruguay, until the waves of revolution finally reach her quiet world. As the Tupamaros clash with police in the streets, Magda has to learn to assess the "bad" and "good" for herself and decide which side she should be... Read More »

Abigail Adams Comes to Life in Phyllis Lee Levin’s Biography of this Early First Lady

Abigail Adams Comes to Life in Phyllis Lee Levin’s Biography of this Early First LadyAbigail Adams set herself apart from the women of her time with her intelligence, wit and depth of understanding on a vast range of subjects. Her political acumen and diplomacy played a massive role in inspiring and supporting both her husband, John Adams, and son John Quincy Adams in their tenures as President of the United... Read More »

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