Category Archives: Books

Review – Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone

Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone Publisher – Houghton, Mifflin Copyrights – 1964, 1966 409 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Hall of Mirrors is Robert Stone’s first attempt at The Great American Novel. Set in New Orleans in the 1960s, the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Freedom Walk by Mary Stanton

Freedom Walk – Mississippi or Bust by Mary Stanton University Press of Mississippi Copyright 2003 208 pages Rating –   7/10 Summary – Freedom Walk tells the stories of two dreamers – Bill Moore and Sam Shirah, Jr. Both attempted a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini

Pre-Suasion – A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini Copyright 2016 Publisher – Simon & Schuster 233 pages (+ about 180 pages of footnotes & other “back matter”) Rating – 6/10 Summary – You can’t go home … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner

The Skies Belong to Us – Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner Copyright 2013 Publisher – Crown Publishers 273 pages Rating – 8.5/10 Summary – The Skies Belong to Us is two nonfiction stories in one … Continue reading

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Friday, 3 February 2017 – Backed-Up Book Blog

This week was crazy @ work, so I’ve been off “the book blog” for the past few days. I’ve been reading a lot, but I haven’t kept up on the blog. The book reviews are backed up. I have four … Continue reading

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Book Review – Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter

Diary of a Rock n’ Roll Star by Ian Hunter Copyright 1974 Publisher – Panther 159 pages (of tiny type) Rating – 7/10 Summary – In late 1972, Ian Hunter’s band Mott the Hoople was on the cusp of fame. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Apprehended by Domingo Soto

Apprehended – The Trials of Dickie Lynn by Domingo Soto Copyright – 2013 Publisher – Domingo Soto 164 page (+ appendices) Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – In the 70s and 80s, a group of boyhood friends from the Florida Keys fell … Continue reading

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