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The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 – Tim Madigan

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18 August 2020

The most catastrophic race riot in American history occurred in the summer of 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Eighty years later, a state committee formed to officially address the tragedy concluded that the 18 hours of civil unrest that devastated the black neighborhood of Greenwood was more a massacre than…


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Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter – Publishers Lunch

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2 June 2020

BibliographyI really appreciate and enjoy curated information especially about books and general writing insights. NetGalley is in an excellent position to curate, analyse and promote many books to be published with leading publishers.

Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter gives reading addicts the opportunity to see what’s coming from new and favourite authors….


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Memoir Nonfiction

Stories from the Stoop – Steve Bernstein

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1 November 2019

Formidable

Steve Bernstein brings us seven stories from his life in the Bronx in New York. A memoir that gives us a unique view of how it was to live and witness the changes in a mixed racial community during the tumultuous 1960s. His stories are well written and add…


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My Ugandan Hill – Charles H. Colman

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3 October 2019

Uganda

My Ugandan Hill is Makerere Hill in Kampala. The author is quite clear that the writing is aimed at Middle-Grade students and that does feel accurate. It tackles everything head-on in an honest and descriptive style and wraps a story around the places and people Charles meets during his time…


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Nonfiction Short Stories

Weirder War Two – Richard Denham

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16 June 2019

Curiouser

Weirder War Two: More Strange Facts, Unsolved Mysteries and Tall Tales from the Second World War is a continuation from the first book with 101 new facts and tales. ‘Weirder’ is a useful term for the follow-on book, but the truth is, the stories are less weird, but still very…


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Crime Nonfiction

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep

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26 May 2019

Accursed

Furious Hours is a truly engrossing documentary style book that brings three enthralling stories together around a series of incidents involving a serial killer. Each part includes the perspective of a renowned personality; Reverend Willie Maxwell (Serial Killer Preacher – Voodoo Preacher), Tom Radney (Lawyer) and Harper Lee (Author -…


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History Nonfiction

How to Remove a Brain: and Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures – David Haviland

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15 January 2019

Discernment

How to Remove a Brain is the new book from the very talented David Haviland and he has a growing reputation of producing these fact-filled, trivia, fun reads, on multiple subjects. This medical subject really resonated with me as I often speak about the dubious practices that existed in healthcare…


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A Divided Life – Robert Cecil

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17 November 2018

In order to really appreciate A Divided Life, you would have to have some awareness of the spy scandal that rocked the heart of the British establishment in the 1950’s, referred to as the Cambridge Spies, as they all attended Cambridge University. What was so shocking was that those involved…


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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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3 October 2018

I found this book so compelling, that once I had started I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last sentence.

The life and experiences of Aimee, portrayed in the book, seem to be a continuum of troughs with very few peaks except towards the end of…


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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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2 October 2018

Conviction

Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is a story of how a young girl, Aimee Nogues, from age seven until her marriage to Bobbie in 2000, suffered physical, sexual and psychological abuse from those closest to her. It is a story of immense pain, deep despair, and emotional…

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