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Review-A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies

A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut, Steve Thornton, 2013, ISBN 9780989822404In the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World, or "Wobblies," attempted to organize a working-class movement that crossed racial and ethnic lines. This book looks at one part of their story, their strikes and campaigns in Connecticut.Free speech may seem like an obvious right for all Americans. It wasn't always that way, especially…See More
Aug 21
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Review-The Coconut Ketogenic Diet

The Coconut Ketogenic Diet, Bruce Fife, 2014, ISBN 9780941599948This weight loss plan actually encourages the consumption of fat on a daily basis.The low fat or low calorie diet that you are on is the reason why your weight loss has been slow, or non-existent. Fat is an essential nutrient; the human body needs a certain amount of it every day. It helps to slow down food in your digestive system so that it can be absorbed. Besides, food producers will add chemicals to make up for the fat or…See More
Aug 15
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Review-Vic: Never Give Up

Vic: Never Give Up, Jerry Gill, 2014, ISBN 9781889823614This is the third in a series of novels about your average female resident of the early 20th century who isn't really so average.Victoria Custer's "day job" is as a travel and adventure writer for her local, Nebraska, newspaper. Using the pen name Vic Challenger, she travels to places that even experienced, male adventurers would hesitate to visit. Vic has a very good reason; she has inside of her an avatar of a 100,000-year-old cavewoman…See More
Aug 7
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Review-Shadow on the Sun

Shadow on the Sun, R. Julian Cox, Northern Light Publishing, 2012This present-day techno-thriller is about the intersection of government, big business and a possible nuclear apocalypse.A well-known dissident Iranian scientist tells the US President, Juan Sanchez, that a major earthquake is coming for the Pacific Northwest. The "Big One" won't happen sometime in the future, but in the next couple of months. The fault line just happens to go through the Hanford nuclear complex, home to thousands…See More
Jul 28

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"Hi Paul, Please review my book.  Thank you very much!     My book can be found here.http://www.elvisnewman.com/Files/112898/Life%20Lessons%20from%20Natuer.pdfemail me at elvisanewman@yahoo.comPlease post your reviews…"
Jul 17
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Review-Red Rising

Red Rising, Pierce Brown, 2014, ISBN 9780345539786First of a trilogy, this book is all about revolution, and love.Darrow has spent his entire life as a miner, living underground on Mars. Part of a colony whose job is to mine Helium, all of the miners have been told, for many years, that the surface is uninhabitable. They are helping to build a new human society on Mars. Doubts enter into Darrow's mind after his wife is murdered by the brutal, sadistic government. Recruited by a secret…See More
Jul 7
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Review-Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor

Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor, J.A. Cullum, 2013, ISBN 9781770530287Last of a trilogy, this fantasy tale takes place on a planet with nine different races. For the humans, an ever-present threat is of being enslaved by a race of shape-changing lizard people. There's also an ancient prophecy whose time has come.While traveling, a young noblewoman named Alanna meets Myrriden, a wizard who is also bearer of Vyrkarion, one of eight living crystals. Myrriden makes Alanna Vyrkarion's new bearer. He…See More
Jul 3
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Jun 28
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Review-Red Sky Radio

Red Sky Radio, Matt Howarth, 2011, ISBN 9780615520698Set in the far future, this book is about a group of freelancers who harvest gases from a Jovian planet.Peri Fairchild is one of the divers who has been physically modified to survive in vacuum. She could become very rich harvesting gases from the gas giant Baltuss, but she is addicted to diving. All of the freelance divers live in an abandoned space hotel. Harvest Corp., the corporation who runs the harvest operation, considers the divers to…See More
Jun 13
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Review-A Cross to Bear

A Cross to Bear, Jack Patterson, 2014, ISBN 9781938848506This novel is about two young men caught up in the world of big-time college football recruiting.Tre'vell Baker and Dominique Martin are lief-long friends, and very talented high school football players, from small-town Louisiana. Therefore, all the big southern universities (Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, among many others) are very interested in recruiting them. They verbally commit to Bryant University in Alabama, then visit the…See More
Jun 4
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Review-Missing Microbes

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, Martin J. Blaser, MD, 2014, ISBN 9780805098105This book looks at the harm that is being done to the human body by modern medicine, especially by the overuse of antibiotics, one of the greatest health discoveries of the last century.First of all, if a person is suffering from some major ailment, and antibiotics have been shown to work in the past, then don't hesitate to take them. But, taking antibiotics for every…See More
Jun 2
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Review-Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room

Yarashell Abbily and Her Very Messy Room, Sybrina Durant, 2014, ISBN 9781499504125This is the tale of a little girl and her very messy room.Yarashell is your average three-year-old who jumps out of bed each morning with a spring in her step and a song in her heart. She tears through her dresser, and her closet, looking for the right outfit to wear (it just happens to match the outfit of one of her dolls). Her room is now a mess, because Yarashell has tossed clothes everywhere in her search for…See More
May 29
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Review-The Wind City

The Wind City, Summer Wigmore, Steam Press, 2013, ISBN 9780992257804Set in present-day Wellington, New Zealand, this book is about two people who learn that the world is not what they think it is.Saint is a destitute, loser type. On the bus, one day, he sees a very strange woman with straight white hair named Hinewai. Saint is the only one who can see her. She tells him that beings from Maori legend, that go under the general name of iwi atua, are coming to Wellington, some with violent…See More
May 18
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Review-Lockdown

Lockdown, Timothy O. Goyette, 2013, ISBN 9780615842523This novel is about a man who did a considerate thing, and is paying for it, big time.The good thing that Samuel Rochez did was to keep a bomb from exploding, that would have killed many aliens called the Loscar. Unfortunately, humanity was at war with the Loscar at the time, a war that humanity eventually lost. Rochez is universally reviled as the person who was responsible for humanity's defeat. His attempts to live in anonymity don't last…See More
May 14
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Review-Sammy, Where Are You? An Unconventional Memoir...Sort Of

Sammy, Where Are You? An Unconventional Memoir...Sort Of, Ira Spector, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014This is a memoir of a person's life, but it is not the average memoir. Instead of separate chapters looking at each part of his life, this book is a bunch of related short stories chronicling his life.Born in Depression-era Brooklyn, Spector did the usual teenage things. He frequently stayed out late at night, and once he locked the keys in his father's car a long way from home (there was…See More
May 4

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I am a freelance book reviewer with my own website. I review all genres, but concentrate on small press books.
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At 2:29pm on July 17, 2014,
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Elvis Newman
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At 6:37pm on February 1, 2014,
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Diana Persaud
said…

If you are seeking FREE books to review, join a FB group called Authors and Reviewers. We really need reviewers! All genres are posted on the site. I hope you check it out.

Diana

At 5:58pm on January 9, 2013,
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Jessica O'Gorek
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Paul- when I click on your link above I get a message from Kaspersky that your site has a trojan virus. Just an FYI for you.

 
 
 

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