Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan

A veteran of combat in the Iraqi war, Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan never imagined the toll his military experiences would take.  After he returned home, wounded and suffering from PTSD, Montalvan struggled with the most mundane of chores – going … Continue reading

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The Great Revolt by Salena Zito

Journalist Salena Zito hit the road and spent quite of bit of time interviewing voters in the Rust Belt – those states that were hit hard during the decline of manufacturing in the United States.  States like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, … Continue reading

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

This is one of those hidden gems that is both educational and entertaining at the same time.  First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, is Eve Brown-Waite’s personal memoir of her time spent in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, and then … Continue reading

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson

On May 7, 1915, the great ocean liner Lusitania, was sunk by a German U-boat patrolling the waters off the coast of Great Britain.  Nearly 1200 passengers died (including 98 children), and the world was outraged at an attack on … Continue reading

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Holding On To The Air by Suzanne Farrell

George Balanchine’s last great muse was ballerina Suzanne Farrell.  Balanchine was already in his 50’s when he made the teenager a star of the New York City Ballet, making several of his famous ballets on her.  But their relationship was … Continue reading

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Brilliant by Jane Brox

We take lighting for granted. By the time you finish Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light you won’t. The book starts in a cave where we meet our ancestors, huddled over a flame. We learn what it took to keep … Continue reading

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Under The Big Black Sun by Tom DeSavia

There was only one good punk back from L.A. in 1980 and that was ‘X’. Unfortunately, this book is not about them. It’s not about any band. Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk is about … Continue reading

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