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 […]

Best in Fall History 2013: #5 One Summer:  America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Best in Fall History 2013: #5 One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

If there’s anything you can say about Bill Bryson’s work, you practically guarantee that it will be compulsively readable. All Bryson’s best works delve strongly into history, and his newest work, One Summer: America, 1927 looks to continue the trend. A lot was happening in late 1920s America. By picking this particular stretch of American […]

2013 Best in Fall History: #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

2013 Best in Fall History: #6 Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

Fall is a favorite season for many reasons: the football, beautiful scenery as the leaves change, and of course high profile book releases just in time for Christmas shopping. Fall 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for history lovers. We’ve picked our 2013 Best in Fall History beginning last week with #7 […]

2013 Best in Fall History: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino

2013 Best in Fall History: #7 Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino

It has seemingly reached a point that Abraham Lincoln should be deified like some Roman Emperor of old. It is rare to find a book that has much to say negative about the 16th president, and most books that are highly negative of Lincoln prove to be either poor scholarly efforts or to have some […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #2 Ben Coes

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #2 Ben Coes

Gone are the days of the traditional espionage spy thrillers made famous by John Le Carre or even the sleek charms of Ian Fleming’s {James Bond. Today’s spy novels are action packed thrillers full of highly skilled anti-terrorist operatives such as Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp or Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan/John Clark. Tragically the literary world […]

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

You have undoubtedly seen television advertisements for reverse mortgages. Typically it shows smiling retirees enjoying their lives free of financial worry. What you typically don’t see is any explanation as to what a reverse mortgage actually entails. The [Federal Trade Commission] explains a reverse mortgage as a tax free, deferred payment loan for individuals 62 […]