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Anticipated Spring 2014 Book Releases

Anticipated Spring 2014 Book Releases

Typically Fall and early Winter are the premier book release periods as publishers leverage Christmas sales. During Christmas the likes of Patterson and Grisham rule the charts, but there a number of spring releases that have my attention as well. Below are my top selections for spring 2014 book releases. Runner by Patrick Lee February […]

Top 10 Movies Made From Books: #8 Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke

Top 10 Movies Made From Books: #8 Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke

Top 10 Movies Made From Books #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton #9 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver #8 Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke Heaven’s Prisoners is probably the least recognizable title on this list. The 1996 film release starred Alec Baldwin and Kelly Lynch. Baldwin played ex-police detective from New Orleans battling […]

Top 10 Movies Made from Books: #9 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Top 10 Movies Made from Books: #9 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Top 10 Movies Made From Books #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton #9 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver The plot of The Bone Collector centers around a sadistic killer who cleverly leaves clues for now semi-retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme’s team to locate and analyze. Rhyme taps young and beautiful Officer Amelia Sachs to […]

The Best in Fall History 2013: #1 The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson

The Best in Fall History 2013: #1 The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson

Best in Fall History 2013: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Perraino #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser #5 One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson #4 The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan #2 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings #2 The Smithsonian History of America in 101 […]

Best in Fall History 2013: #2 The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin

Best in Fall History 2013: #2 The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin

Best in Fall History 2013: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Perraino #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser #5 One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson #4 The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan #2 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings #2 The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 […]

Best in Fall History 2013: #3 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

Best in Fall History 2013: #3 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

Best in Fall History 2013: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Perraino #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser #5 One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson #4 The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan #3 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings Yet another World War I book makes the […]

Best in Fall History 2013: #4 The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan

Best in Fall History 2013: #4 The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan

Best in Fall History 2013: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Perraino #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser #5 One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson #4 The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan With the 100th anniversary of the opening salvoes of World War I right around […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

We’ve been counting down the best action and thriller authors. This list was prompted by the all too soon passing of Vince Flynn earlier this year. Regretfully, since I began this series of articles another icon of the genre, Tom Clancy, passed at the age of 66. The finale of this series is in honor […]