Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Author du Jour: David Morrell, "Ruler of the Night"

Ruler of the Night,” by David Morrell
(Mulholland Books, pp 342, $27.00)

If you go down the street and ask anyone who is David Morrell, chances are you will be met with a blank stare. And yet, there is not a soul on earth who does not know “Rambo,” the iconic character Morrell created more than 45 years ago. In “Ruler of the Night,” Morrell spruces up . . .

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Author du Jour: A. Scott Berg, "World War I and America"

World War I and America: Told by the American Who Lived It,” edited by A. Scott Berg
(Library of America, pp 896, $40.00)

Besides the inviting silky quality of the paper, this volume from the Library of America offers an impressive collection of articles, essays, personal stories, and declassified. . .

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Author du Jour: Alan Jacobson, "The Darkness of Evil" ‎

The Darkness of Evil,” by Alan Jacobson
(Open Road Integrated Media, pp 488, $16.99)

Sanity can be regained in many ways. While there are those who go to great lengths to analyze a person’s psyche to better penetrate it and spend a great deal of time to suggest curative solutions by trial and error . . .

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Author du Jour: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams," The Book of Joy"…u-douglas-abrams/ ‎

The Book of Joy,” by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams

(Avery, pp 356, $26.00)

A major contradiction lies at the heart of Western societies. The constant pressure towards the quest for happiness. It is no secret that the pressure to be happy creates more anxiety than....

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Author du Jour: Eric Beaumard, "The Wines of My Life" ‎
"The Wines of My Life, " by Eric Beaumard

(Abrams pp 280, $45.00)

"The Wines of My Life" is a very important book for two reasons. First it was written by, perhaps, the most influential sommelier in the world, Eric Beaumard,...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Author du Jour: K. J. Howe, "Freedom Broker"

Freedom Broker” by K. J. Howe

(Quercus, pp 374, $ 26.99)

At “Books du Jour,” we pay special attention to first-timers. They are an important step to the continuity of the book business. Reviewing established authors calls for a safe stance. Taking risks . . .

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