Non-Fiction - Biography

Bushcat

Minstrel of the Wild
By John Edmond

I chose to review this book as I was curious to learn more about the recent history of Rhodesia, later to become Zambia and Zimbabwe. I was not disappointed as in Bushcat: Minstrel of the Wild, the author, John Edmond, takes us through all the...

Whisper My Secret

A Memoir
By JB Rowley

I enjoyed reading Whisper My Secret: A Memoir by JB Rowley. This story is about Rowley’s mother, Myrtle. Myrtle lived a hard life. Rowley only discovered how hard a life Myrtle had after she died. She also discovered that Myrtle had three other children that...

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That Brant County Sound!

The Ballad of Jim Allison and Thunderbird Recording
By Tom Ryerson

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a musician. I am a music lover, though, and I appreciate good music and the 'behind the scenes' people and forces that combine to push it into the popular consciousness. From that perspective, I could enjoy and...

Fronting Onlys

My 2-1/2 Cents Worth of Henry David Thoreau
By Tom Beattie

Having read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond in high school, to the consternation of his teacher, Tom Beattie is obviously a Thoreau fan and Fronting Onlys is his unique tribute to the life and literary works of the 19th century essayist and poet. And in...

Tales of Titans, Vol. 2

From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age
By Rich DiSilvio

Tales of Titans, Vol. 2: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age is a nonfiction collection of biographical essays written by Rich DiSilvio. In this second volume, DiSilvio starts with a survey of the Renaissance, beginning with the Medicis and concluding with a look at...

My Sister, My Daughter, and Me

By Shirley Rose Webb

My Sister, My Daughter, and Me by Shirley Rose Webb is a beautiful memoir that recounts the lives of the author and her family. In the beginning of the book, the author recalls her childhood days in Costa Rica where she had some struggles, but...

Fear of the Tide

The Untold Story of a Cuban Rebel
By Analise M. Oliver

Fear of the Tide: The Untold Story of a Cuban Rebel by Analise M. Oliver is a riveting biography that follows the life of one of Cuba’s rebels, David Fuentes Martinez. When he bought a train ticket from his native, underdeveloped rural Las Matinas to...

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The Complete Jelly Bryce Trilogy

By Mike Conti

The Complete Jelly Bryce Trilogy by Mike Conti is a compelling compendium of three books about one of the historical personages in US law enforcement, a legendary figure whose life is shrouded in mystery, Delf "Jelly" Bryce. Based on known facts and stories about the...

Answering the Call

With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II
By Stephen L Wilson

Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II is a military biography written by Stephen L. Wilson. His father, Allen Wilson, was just entering college as a freshman when word came that Hitler had invaded Poland. He...

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Bad Choices Make Good Stories

Going to New York (How The Great American Opioid Epidemic of The 21st Century Began)
By Oliver Markus Malloy

What a refreshing change! A writer who tells it like it is, who is honest and raw and lets you know from the word go, and not in terms as polite as this, that if you don’t like his choice of words, you can go…well,...

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