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The Black Stallion
Random House Books for Young Readers
The Black Stallion
Book is great. My kids hang on every word. Amazon- not so great. I ordered a hard cover and got a paperback. I let Amazon know and they replaced it with another paperback. Again, I let Amazon know and they suggested that I give it up and send it back for a refund or a small discount if I wanted to keep it. I figured Amazon needed the money more than me and decided not to get my discount. My kids ...
Mother Night: A Novel
Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2009
The potential power of writing is fully realized here
My first Vonnegut book shook me firmly and often. Here is the best book I have read so far this year. American Howard W. Campbell Jr. winds up living in Germany in the pre-world war years, due to family circumstances. When war breaks out there, he is an unassuming playwright. He is recruited as an American spy agent, and agrees, without much conviction, to give it a try. He is wildly successful, ...
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy
Kip S. Thorne
A deeply human and riveting account of how physics predicted and described one of the universe's deepest secrets.
I thought I was pretty much done with the theory of black holes. I have read dozens of articles and books on the subject - so I wasn't expecting much extra from Kip Thorne's "Black Holes & Time Warps". But this book blew me away with its deep theoretical detail; human insight; and rich historical content. Thorne doesn't just want to tell you about the weird mindblowing theories of what black ...
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Wonderful first astronomy book!
I would recommend this to any beginning astronomer. It has some wonderful advice on the equipment needed as well as detailed, but understandable maps of the sky.
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood)
Another great 1
Another great read. J.R. shows her stuff with every book. They seem to get better and better. Just when you think the artist can't get any more creative. She touches on a variety of perspectives and always keeps you guessing. On to the next book!
Life Is So Good
Life Is So Good
This book has encouraged me to go back to school.If he accomplished what he set out to do,so can I !!!
In the Company of Heroes
Michael J. Durant with Steven Hartov
Inspiring, Exceptionally Well Written
Michael Durant is a true hero. If he is anything in person like he comes across in this book he is brave, smart, tough, loyal, but without arrogance or self-righteousness. The book is about a deadly serious incident and the drama and tragedy is there but Durant keeps a sense of irony and humor through his ordeal. The story about his shoot down and captivity in Mog is fascinating of course, ...
Nicholas And Alexandra
Robert K. Massie
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Fascinating look into a turbulent time in history
I absolutely love this book. Robert Massie presents Nicholas and Alexandra in the most human terms, more loving parents and partners than tsar and tsarina. The writing is superb, and transports the reader to this tumultuous time and space. History may not have treated Nicholas and Alexandra very kindly, but you can't help but empathize with their plight after reading Massie's incredible ...
The Lords of Discipline
RIVETING NARRATION OF THIS AMERICAN CLASSIC
A frequent Audie finalist and Earphones award winner Dan John Miller delivers a riveting narration of the book many have called an American classic. Also a film actor and songwriter Miller gives eloquent voice to protagonist Will McLean who attends the South Carolina Military Institute, which is a fictional military school and said to be inspired by Conroy's personal experiences at The Citadel. ...
My Soul to Keep
One of the most exciting books I've ever read...
I loved this book. I have read it 3 times over the past 7 or 8 years, believe it or not. I love what I call "black woman fiction" books, but this books takes on a whole different spin than your usual urban setting, boy meets girl, man troubles fiction. It has historical and religious undertones, chronicles of secret orders, immortality and a strong love story as well. The author, Tananarive ...
Manchild in the Promised Land
For the Young Dreamers and the Old Visionaries
Although this book was written in the 1960s, it is, still, very relevant today. This book was recommended to me back in 1983 or 1984 when I was in the military. I bought it with a number of other books. It took me twenty years to read it. I should have read it alot sooner; but, the rigors of life and the fact that a good many other books I bought kept pushing this one further back on the reading ...
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
Beautiful and Heartrending
Marguerite Henry's fictionalized biography of the Goldolphin Arabian, one of the three founding thoroughbred sires, follows the horse Sham and his mute groom Agba from the stables of the Sultan of Morocco through hardship in France and England to celebrated triumph at stud. The trials Sham and Agba go through are almost unbearable to read, but vividly rendered. Agba, who never speaks a word, is ...
Black Girl Lost
The Legend Donald Goines
It has been years since I last read Donald Goines books. Wow they are still as powerful now as they were back in the 70's. Black Girl Lost was a real live, Ride or Die chic, Back then it was true love and folks had to do what they had to do to survive. This book brought me back to when all the black movies came out. But Donald Goines was a true black writer who knew what he was doing. The Authors ...
They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
Reviewed By Lisa Panetta-Sawaya,MA, Michigan, USA This book is the true life story of three boys forced to leave their homes in the Sudan because of the tragic civil war that began in 1983. It is the story of what happens to these children, who later become known as, "the lost boys of Sudan," as they escape to the forest, the desert, traveling one thousand miles across the country of ...
Black and Ugly (Triple Crown Publications Presents)
Triple Crown Publications
Fresh and Innovative!
T. Styles is making me have much respect for her! This story was not your "run of the mill" ghetto story where the girl has the usual tough life, falls for a big time dope dealer and then lives happily ever after following a brush with death. This story touches on a deep issue rooted within the Black community and what many young girls deal with. I love the method of each chapter being a ...
Slave: My True Story
You must CRY....
Please buy it right now....It's worth every PENNY... How brave she is...I wish I could meet her...Fatima
Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye
marvin gaye's divided soul book
excellent book. recommended for all marvin gaye fans and those who are looking for a little more insight into Motown records and Berry Gordy. Like going back with all the music listed.
The Last Vampire: Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 (The Last Vampire 1/ The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood/ The Last ...
Wonderful vampire series
While not Anne Rice, this series is great. It's geared for a slightly younger audience than Anne Rice's books, and I read it when I was in that target audience. This book impressed me a lot. I enjoyed the fact that these three books were bound together. Originally I had read just the first one, but when I was at the library I found this collector's volume and of course picked it up. The story is ...
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (Spiderwick Chronicles)
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
My son really enjoyed reading this book. He was so excited to get it in the mail. It even came earlier than planned.
When I started reading this book I didn't think it would be interesting or keep my attention at all. However, I was very surpirsed this book was amazing. A great book to read! Loved it!
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