Books

Fiction and non-fiction book reviews, including all books except craft books and some other very specialized books that fit well into other categories.

A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira Tells the True Story Behind Kandahar (2003)

A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira Tells the True Story Behind Kandahar (2003)In A Bed of Red Flowers, author Nelofer Pazira recounts her experiences as a member of a respected family in 1970s Afghanistan and in the ensuing decades. As the social and political atmosphere deteriorates, the family's once-beloved city becomes a desperate place devoid of hope and bent on simple... Read More »

In Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, Author Ronald L Davis Humanizes a Western Icon

In Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, Author Ronald L Davis Humanizes a Western IconRonald L. Davis covers the popular image of John Wayne, then reveals what's behind the scenes that fans never saw. He reveals an insecure workoholic whose personal life was entirely at odds with his typical on-screen... Read More »

African-American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000 Examines Women’s Contributions to Culture and Equality

African-American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000 Examines Women’s Contributions to Culture and EqualityThe influence of African-American women on the western United States. Authors Quintard Taylor and Shirley Ann Wilson Moore have put together some of the most compelling stories about women who broke the mold and helped the progress of civil rights and social... Read More »

Armistice Day, 1918: Shocking Last Minutes of World War I in the Trenches

Armistice Day, 1918: Shocking Last Minutes of World War I in the TrenchesAs the clock winds down on World War I, people still fight and die in the trenches. Peace has already been decided, but not yet declared and put into effect. This is the story of several people who died that day in the final hours of the... Read More »

Children of Alcoholics Find Healing Through Fantasy in Heather Quarles’ A Door Near Here

Children of Alcoholics Find Healing Through Fantasy in Heather Quarles’ A Door Near HereA Door Near Here is a heart-wrenching book from author Heather Quarles with a poignant story line, but that’s aimed at young readers. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a great introduction to the internal struggles experienced by innocent children in an alcoholic... Read More »

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