Nonfiction Reviews

Book Blitz: The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens

THE LAST TRIAL OF T. BOONE PICKENS by Chrysta Castañeda & Loren Steffy Genre: Biography/Autobiography, Courtroom Drama Publisher: Stoney Creek Publishing Group Date of Paperback Publication: September 15, 2021 Number of Pages: 300 Pages Finalist, 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award T. Boone Pickens, legendary Texas oilman and infamous corporate raider from the 1980s, climbed the…

Nonfiction Review: Egyptomaniacs by Dr. Nicky Nielsen

Egyptomaniacs: How We Became Obsessed with Ancient Egypt Author: Nicky Nielsen, Ph.D. Published: November 19, 2020 Publisher: Pen and Sword History Number of Pages: 224 pages Format: eBook Source: NetGalley Egyptomaniacs is an in depth analysis of Ancient Egypt, both it’s discovery and the subsequent media frenzy and perceived mythology in the wake of said…

Review: Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun

Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life Author: Brigitte Benkemoun Published: May 19, 2020 Publisher: Getty Publications Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Request In search of a replacement for his lost Hermès agenda, Brigitte Benkemoun’s husband buys a vintage diary on eBay. When it arrives, she opens it and finds inside private notes…

Review: River Queens by Alexander Watson

River Queens Author: Alexander Watson Published: October 15, 2018 Publisher: Orange Frazer Press Format: Hardcover Source: Author Request Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas to Ohio. The restoration, the people they met along the way, and life in an America which…

#LSBBT Blog Tour: Landing in My Present by Mary Walker Clark

LANDING IN MY PRESENT by Mary Clark Biography / Aviation / Historical / WWII Publisher: Hellgate Press Date of Publication: June 15, 2020 Number of Pages: 218 Scroll down for the giveaway! Mary Walker Clark barely knew her father. When he died, he left not only the obvious void every teen would experience, but took…

Review: #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE by Nicole Byer

#VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE:  The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected , Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a  Bikini is a brand new humorous memoir from Nicole Byer.  I have been a fan of Nicole since seeing her on Nailed It! And listening to numerous podcast appearances.  She is a great writer…

Review: The Called Shot by Thomas Wolf

The Called Shot is not just a book about Babe Ruth and the game that served as a turning point in baseball.  It is a book about one of the golden eras of baseball, featuring a cast of characters that all made decisions which led to the fateful pitch and ultimate swing by Babe Ruth. …

Review: Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz

Four Lost Cities is an incredibly interesting and topical monograph that isn’t a monograph.  The author, Annalee Newitz, takes readers through a conversation about the rise and fall of four ancient cities.  Many scholarly works get bogged down in jargon, but this book takes the reader on a journey with an easy to read style…

Review: Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing by Carlos Acevedo

Award-winning boxing writer, Carlos Acevedo has given us a beautiful collection of essays highlighting the people, the events, and the complexities that make up the world of boxing.  Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing contains 20 essays dedicated to people from Muhammad Ali to Johnny Tapia to Mike Tyson to Eddie Machen and events…


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