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September 22, 2013 Book of the Week: The Quest by Nelson DeMille

September 22, 2013 Book of the Week: The Quest by Nelson DeMille

Everyone else has a book club so why shouldn’t Code 451. Beginning this morning we will have a Code 451 Book of the Week Club featuring our favorite recently released books. It may come from any genre in a given week. Kicking things off with our first ever Code 451 Book of the Week is: […]

Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top honors for biography in the fall of 2013 goes to one of our most distinguished biographers, Doris Kearns Goodwin and her new book, The Bully Pulpit. Goodwin’s writing style is often an enigma for me. Her method is different from either of the two top presidential biographers of the last half century – Robert […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Fall 2013 has emerged as being quite rich in biographies, we’ve collected our top 6 picks, so far we’ve named: #6 Wilson #5 Jim Henson: The Biography #4 Salinger by David Shields Every year a deceased author goes under the biographer’s spotlight. In 2011 it was Charles Dickens, and for 2013 it appears to be […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

2013 is shaping up to be a tremendous year for readers with long awaited novels Inferno from Dan Brown as well as And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. For those of you who prefer non-fiction, we began looking at Fall 2013 Biographies recently beginning with our #6 Pick, Wilson by A. Scott Berg. We […]

Top Picks for August 2013

Top Picks for August 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for books with highly anticipated releases of Dan Brown’s Inferno and Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed earlier this year. Later this year a myriad of hot titles will be released including: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly Doctor Sleep by […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

After a hiatus of more than a decade, A. Scott Berg returns with a full scale biography of Woodrow Wilson. Simply titled Wilson, Berg attempts to explain the vast abilities and contradictions of our 28th President. Beginning with his childhood before the American Civil War, Berg follows the young Wilson, the progeny of a long […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #3 Lee Child

We’ve all heard the expression “art imitates life;” whether it be movies, television, or books; entertainment tend to represent the topics of the day. For example in the action and thriller genre, the movement of terrorism to front page news has brought authors such as Vince Flynn to the forefront with his Mitch Rapp character repeatedly saving […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #4 Nelson Demille

A recent trend in books is the movement from traditional espionage novels, such as John le Carre’s famous The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to a more contemporary anti-terrorism novel. This was first made popular by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character in such classics as Patriot Games, The Sum of All Fears, and […]

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #5 Marc Cameron

Top Action and Thriller Authors: #5 Marc Cameron

John Le Carre has dazzled readers with spy tales for more than fifty years. His most notable work, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley Novels), is among the most famous spy novels in history. For a new generation, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series kept readers’ attention along with […]

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The more things change the more they stay the same. It has now been 10 years since Dan Brown burst onto the scene with The Da Vinci Code, perhaps the biggest fiction hit of the first decade of the 21st Century. Now Brown is set to release another mega-seller with a further Robert Langdon adventure […]