Author: hmills96

Tom Reiss: The Black Count

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers.  The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet

Marieke Nijkamp: Before I Let Go

READ WHEN SAFE Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused.

Kevin Peraino: A Force So Swift

A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration’s response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong’s Communist forces in 1949–an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic

Year 2017 Wrap Up

I’m not sure there is a single person who is sad to see 2017 go. It was a shit show. I haven’t been able to read hardly anything the past month–so I apologize that I haven’t been around much. I do have some posts scheduled for January, so we’ll get back on track soon. I

John Green: Turtles All the Way Down

READ WHEN SAFE I will warn you ahead of time that I dive pretty deep into this one. It’s not exactly spoilery, but it’s a lot more analysis than review. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most

Nadia Murad: The Last Girl

Read When Safe In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of ISIS tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her eleven brothers and sisters lived a quiet life.
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