Title: Inspired, Not Retired: Leadership Lessons from Father to Son Author: Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. Genre: Biography In Inspired, Not Retired, Dr. Burl Randolph Jr. combines leadership insights taken from a military career spanning three decades, with guiding principles that he learned from his father, and packages them… Read More Inspired, Not Retired – Editorial Review
Title: Miracle on Hammertown Road: One Man’s Fall and Salvation Author: Jim “Bubba” Bay with Mic Ruzich Genre: Biographical / Inspirational Miracle on Hammertown Road: One Man’s Fall and Salvation by Jim “Bubba” Bay (with Mic Ruzich) tells Bubba’s life story of trials and tribulations. On November 15, 2009 while walking home, Bubba moves quickly to avoid an oncoming car. Due to rainfall and erosion, the shoulder of the road is… Read More Miracle on Hammertown Road – Editorial Review
Title: False Heroes: Held Hostage by Heritage Author: Christine Brandon Genre: Personal Development / Biography False Heroes: Held Hostage by Heritage is a poignant biography about Diana, who is now looking back on her life with a critical eye. The book follows her story, from her childhood during World War II in a… Read More False Heroes – Editorial Review
Title: Fortune Favors the Bold: A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century Author: Theodore Modis Genre: Creative Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir This creative nonfiction work looks at the life of Theodosia Modis, lover and wife of Giorgos Modis, the son of a significant martyr in the cultural and political conflict between Greeks… Read More Fortune Favors the Bold – Editorial Review
Title: Midnight Flight to Nuremberg: The Capture of the Nazi Who Put Adolph Hitler into Power Author: Marcus A. Nannini Genre: Biography Midnight Flight to Nuremberg: The Capture of the Nazi Who Put Adolph Hitler into Power follows First Lieutenant Harry E. Watson Jr., a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during… Read More Midnight Flight to Nuremberg – Editorial Review
Title: Thorns of Chester Street Author: Shawn Alex Nemeth Genre: Memoir At seven years old, Shawn Nemeth walks into the little, white church in his hometown all alone, desperately yearning for the love so lacking at home and finding it in a relationship with God. From a very young age, he’s known that he’s gay, which… Read More Thorns of Chester Street – Editorial Review
Title: That Brant County Sound!: The Ballad of Jim Allison and Thunderbird Recording Author: Tom Ryerson Genre: Arts & Entertainment / Biography This sizable volume contains the story of Jim Allison, a local Canadian country musician back in the 1960s and 1970s, and it shares how he influenced the careers and music industry of Brant County.
Title: William Shatner: A Transformed Man Author: Dennis William Hauck Genre: Biography This quote-rich biography presents a balanced view of William Shatner as a person, an actor, a husband and father, and a visionary. It features his work with Star Trek and his various cast mates without neglecting his other facets and relationships, and it is designed to… Read More Editorial Review – William Shatner: A Transformed Man
Mud, Sweat, and Tears – Guest Review Post My grandmother and I both share similar tastes in reading–classics and biographies/autobiographies. This Christmas, she gave me a copy of Bear Gryll’s autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears.
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo Memoirs from female comedians seem to be coming fast and furious these days. Books by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick, etc. are all examples of this extremely popular trend in books right now. Personally, I hate trends, I’m the person with a giant scowl on my face as people… Read More The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Book Review