Category Archives: American History

Mailbox Monday

I have a pre-order for the audiobook edition of Mulligan’s Christmas Stew. I want to listen to this author’s stories about celebrating Christmas all over the world through the years. Here is the description from Amazon: “For more than 30 … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

Helena Rubinstein, growing up poor in Poland, knew she was destined for big things from the beginning. She discovered that lanolin from sheep made a fabulous moisturizer and experimented with lavender and other herbs to create a facial cream that … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I’m looking forward to reading The American Dream Romance Collection: Nine Historical Romances Grow Alongside a New Country. Here is the description from Amazon: “Meet the faithful dreamers who helped build the foundation of the new American nation—from four brothers … Continue reading

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Best of Blog: Gatsby’s Mansion: Oheka Castle

Photos from OHEKA Castle posted with permission. I originally posted this in May 2013. Since The Great Gatsby is timeless, and summer always makes me think of The Great Gatsby, I wanted to share it again. “There was music from … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I had some diverse non-fiction books land in my mailbox this Monday. This is the audiobook edition of one of the most unbelievable spy stories of all time. A high ranking CIA official trained his son to spy on the … Continue reading

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*Expired*FREE Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 2

The cats are in charge and you can enjoy a free download of Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 2 on July 4,5,6,7 & 8. It’s regularly priced at $2.99 It’s the Cat’s Meow when astute Persian Tatania and … Continue reading

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Empire of Deception –His Last Con May Not Have Been Uncovered

After a friend swindles Leo Koretz out of money in a Panama timberland investment scheme, he learns two things: 1) The closer friends they are, the harder the suckers fall; 2) He could create a bigger and better fraudulent Panama … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I love history and I scored two upcoming historical books in my mailbox this Monday. Here is the description from Amazon: “From baby boomers with ‘groovy’ and ‘yuppie,’ to Generation X with ‘whatever’ and ‘like,’ each generation inevitably comes to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

You can’t listen to Flight 232, A Story of Disaster and Survival, written by Laurence Gonzales and narrated by Victor Bevine, without feeling like you went through this historic plane crash yourself. Here is the description from Amazon: “Twenty-five years … Continue reading

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Abe and Fido

They say that you can tell a lot about someone by the way he treats animals. When you read Abe and Fido, the story of Abraham Lincoln’s adored dog Fido, and Abraham Lincoln’s fierce love for animals, you can tell … Continue reading

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