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To post a review or for book review consultation and promotion, contact Dennis Moore, the Book Review Editor for SDWriteway and the East County Magazine, at: contractsagency@gmail.com.

Dennis has written a number of book reviews for accomplished authors, such as Richard Lederer, Sam Warren and Dr. Ruth Leyse-Wallace, and having coordinated book signings for other authors that I have written book reviews for, I am prepared to maximize the exposure and promotion of author's books. One recent book review contributed to the author being featured in a major publication, Ebony Magazine, and consideration in her own TV Show with Oprah Winfrey.

Another book review contributed to the book, Beyond Justice, becoming #1 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List, after the writing of the review. Yet, another book, Cheri Seymour's The Last Circle, made it to the Bestseller List(s) of amazon.com, after the writing of the review. Have been requested by a co-host of an internet radio show for writers, “Dialogue: Between the Lines,” to recommend authors that I have written book reviews for to be guests on the show.


Reviews from EastCountyMagazine.org

THE AUDACIOUS WOMAN BLAZE YOUR OWN PATHTO PROSPERITY,
by Pamela Y. Toussaint, MBA
http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/keys-entrepreneurial-success-being-audacious.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE SHOWN US THROUGH THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS THAT THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY IS WELL-DESERVED
100+ Native American Women who changed the World, by KB Schaller (Peppertree Press, LLC., 2014, Sarasota, Florida, 213 pages).

THE HURT AND PAIN A CHILD REMEMBERS
The Remembered Self: A Journey Into The Heart Of The Beast, by M.J. Payne (Dog Ear Publishing, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014, 180 pages).

LEADING A CHARMED LIFE!
Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones: What a Charmed Life I Lead, by Linda Lee King (Abbott Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 2014, 269 pages).

EAST COUNTY'S RENAISSANCE WOMAN
Mama’s Bees, by Anat Tour

MIRACLES ACTUALLY HAPPEN: AUTHOR CREDITS DIVINE INTERVENTION
Lasting Impact: My Miraculous Recovery From Total Paralysis, by John Miksa, with Scott P. Leary, M.D. (Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC, Mustang, Oklahoma, 2014, 224 pages).

DEJA VU: PRELUDE TO MICHAEL BROWN AND FERGUSON, MISSOURI
The Lynching of Cleo Wright, by Dominic J. Capeci, Jr. (The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1998, 274 pages).

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Laker Girl by Jeanie Buss, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2013, 310 pages.

Divinity of Doubt: The God Question
By Vincent Bugliosi (Vanguard Press, New York, NY 2011, 338 Pages)

A LONG WAY FROM JAMAICA WEST INDIES!
Driven: When Obstacles Take Center Stage
by Magetta Chantiloupe (Austin Macauley Ltd., London, England, 2014, 379 pages).

'A WRITER DOES NOT LEARN HOW TO WRITE...A WRITER IS BORN TO TELL STORIES'
Love Marathon (“La marathon del amor”),
by Nuria Garcia Arteaga (Smashwords, 2013)

 

DIRECTORY OF BOOKS REVIEWED

 

 


Janju: The Voice
Of One Girl

by Priscilla Koranteng

Priscilla Koranteng, an author and businesswoman born in Ghana, West Africa, to a teacher and politician, and who grew up with a lot of optimism and the zeal to achieve the best in all she could, has written a warm and fictional account of a young girl growing up in Africa; Janju: The Voice Of One Girl.

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On Earth As It is In Hell

by Cortina Jackson (48HrBooks, 2014, 204 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

January 17, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - Cortina Jackson, a doting mother of two sons, with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and over 15 years of law enforcement experience, has written a fictional novel that reaches within the depths of your soul to examine you5r relationship with God and the Devil; On Earth As It Is In Hell. Although fictional, one gets the impression that this book is based on the author’s life experience, especially after reading excerpts of the book and numerous phone interviews with her. . . .

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Success in School and Career:
Common Core Standards in Language Arts K-5

by Andrea M. Nelson-Royes, EdD

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Every Child in America deserves a world-class education. Today, more than ever, a world-class education is a prerequisite for success. America was once the best-educated nation in the world. A generation ago, we led all nations in college completion, but today, ten countries have passed us. The issue is not that their students are smarter than ours. It is that these countries are being smarter about how to educate their students. And the countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow.

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Success in School

Off My Rocker

by Kenny Weissberg (Sandra Jonas Publishing House, Boulder, Colorado, 2014, 311 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Kenny Weissberg, the former producer and promoter of the internationally acclaimed Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay series in San Diego, has lived the life that many of us could only dream about and it is reflected in his wildly entertaining tell-all book; Off My Rocker. Weissberg has worn nearly every hat in the music industry, having produced and hosted twenty-five hundred radio shows for eight stations from 1971 to 2007, cofounded Boulder’s KGNU in 1978, and programmed and hosted the award-winning “Music Without Boundaries” for fourteen years. As a music critic, he wrote . . .

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On Teaching Well: Using Classroom Instructional Strategies to Increase Your Teaching Effectiveness

by Dr. Dee L. Fabry (Ready or Not Press, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2012).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Dee L. Fabry, Ph.D, along with eighteen high school teachers in a graduate level course in effective teaching practice, shares their journey of improving the cognitive skills of students in Fabry’s groundbreaking book; On Teaching Well: Using Classroom Instructional Strategies to Increase Your Teaching Effectiveness. The author, an Associate Professor at National University, School of Education, Teacher Education Department, La Jolla, California, serves as the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Lead, teaching classroom teachers returning for their post graduate degrees. This makes her eminently qualified to lead these eighteen high school teachers in a graduate level course in effective teaching practice, which has resulted in this innovative book; On Teaching Well: Using Classroom Instructional Strategies to Increase Your Teaching Effectiveness. Her research and scholarship is focused around improving teaching and student learning  outcomes.

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Hurt Used To Live Here

by Joyce Reed (www.iamURvoice.com, Palatine, Illinois, 2012, 186 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

How much hurt and pain can one person endure? In the case of Joyce Reed, Chicago businesswoman and single parent of two young boys, and the author of the book Hurt Used To Live Here, she seems to have endured two lifetimes of hurt and pain. Still, she perseveres and triumphs where many others would have just accepted defeat. This is a powerful story of redemption.

 

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Sir Princess Petra

by Diane Mae Robinson (Tate Publishing, Mustang, Oklahoma, 2011, 64 pages)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Diane Robinson, who lives in a small hilltop castle near St. Paul, Alberta, in Canada, has written a whimsical children’s tale of a forest inhabited by gnomes, fairies, a princess, and a dragon; Sir Princess Petra. It is a tale that is sure to delight both adults and children alike. With the approach of her 9th birthday, Princess Petra wanted something that according to royal custom was for her to have anything that her heart desired. As jewels, frocks of lace, and princess games had become boring to her, she told her father, the King of Pieyu, King Longstride, that she wanted to be a royal Knight. Of course, this was uncommon for a girl to . . . . .

 

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From Fizzle to Sizzle: 4 Crucial Tools For Relationship Repair

by Dr. Caron Goode and Dr. Minette Riordan (Scissortail Publishing, Goleta, California, 2013, 128 page).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.      
Albert Schweitzer

Dr. Caron Goode, award-winning nonfiction author and publisher and the founder of the HeartWise strategies for connection and communication in all relationships, and Dr. Minette Riordan, award-winning business owner, author and certified coach, has co-authored the quintessential book on relationships; From Fizzle to Sizzle: 4 Crucial Tools For Relationship Repair. Perhaps most revealing in this book is the need for . . . .

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The Stovepipe

by Bonnie E. Virag (Langdon Street Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2011, 428 pages)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

          “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
            —
Mother Teresa

Bonnie Virag, the author of this endearing memoir about the resilience of the soul and the importance of family, friendship and fortitude; The Stovepipe, pours her heart into these recollections from a torn childhood. Virag’s heartrending yet triumphant memoir recounts the author’s experience growing up as a foster child in the 1940s and 1950s. In an honest, and unflinching voice, Virag engrosses readers with not only the darkness that she and her siblings endured but, more important, their ability to join together to create a sense of light. The book is truly a . . .

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Wayfarers

by Winfred O. Cook (Xlibris Corporation, 2011, 261 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

This book, beginning in the antebellum South, has many subplots, along with love interests and childhood devotion between two young men that carry it forward into adulthood. The author is meticulous in his character nuances, along with the time period. This is a powerful book – Cook is the Alex Haley of a new generation. The author weaves a heartrending story of a time and period that a lot of us would like to forget, a period of human deprivation and injustice.

 

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Travels With A Road Dog:
Hitchhiking Along the Roads of the Americas

by R.K. (Charleston, SC, 2012, 364 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

To read R.K.s’ memoir, Travels With A Road Dog: Hitchhiking Along the Roads of the Americas, it immediately conjures up thoughts of Woodstock to me, and all things associated with that time and place in American history and lore. It was a time of

 

 

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The Quantum Love Gene

by Raymond J. Pilon (Anchor Counseling, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2009, 136 pages).


Book Review by Dennis Moore

The Quantum Love Gene by Raymond J. Pilon has been described by one as possibly a hotter product than Avatar, and after reading this spellbinding fantasy science fiction novel, I am inclined to agree. The book is based on dreams, which the author’s wife describes as “automatic handwriting.” It incorporates many of the aspects of Avatar, as well as some of those in Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles. The premise of Pilon’s book is that we are all “Spirit Beings” and that we evolved from an . . .

 

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Choices

by Carole McKee (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008, 590 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

We all have choices to make in life … some good, some bad. Carole McKee, the author of Choices conveys passion and emotion in her spellbinding book of romance and tragedy, inducing the readers to laugh and cry with the characters in the story. Choices is a modern day Romeo and Juliet, so emotional that I found myself crying throughout the book, mostly because it reminded me of my teenage daughter Brandy and my aspirations for her professed love and happiness. . .

 

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Sentenced to Life

Written by Kay Baker

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Kay Baker, originally from the Philippines, has written an intriguing and motivational book about Kathy Williams and her fall from grace. Kathy Williams looked every part the successful career woman. At a time when women were just emerging into high-profile jobs, she had it all – an impressive title, a wonderful husband, beautiful children, a good home. But it was all just a façade. In reality, her salary wasn’t enough to maintain her family’s comfortable lifestyle, and they had to keep up with the . . .

 

 

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Song of the Rails: A Love Story

By Helen Macie Osterman (Weaving Dreams Publishing, Watseka, Illinois, 2010, 251 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner. Others, however, like Nietzsche, considered that indispensable…. To the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference.

 

 

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Negroes, Flies and Wet Toilet Paper: Confessions of a Preacher’s Daughter – Losing My Religion and Finding God,

Written by Debra Roberts (iUniverse, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, 2011, 306 pages.

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Debra Roberts, an attorney with more than twenty-five years of legal experience, has written a memoir with both candor and wit, of being raised by Pentecostal Holiness Ministers and life with her fanatical preacher mother who inflicted both physical and verbal abuse upon her. She reflects on how the Church’s views and actions – speaking in tongues, casting out demons, and dancing in the spirit – caused her to grow up with no self-esteem, to suffer panic attacks, and live with constant torment about the rapture, demons, the devil and hell. READ MORE >>

 

 


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Tonk and the Battle of the 200

by John Inman (iUniverse, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, 2011, 283 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Living just a short stroll from the world famous San Diego Zoo, where this story takes place,author John Inman’s lifelong fascination with wildlife has made his writing of Tonk and the Battle of the 200 a true labor of love. The author concocts a fable of the animal kingdom that is sure to warm the hearts of those having a love affair or kinship with our furry creatures.

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The Assassination of Fred Hampton

By Jeffrey Haas
(Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2010, 378 pages.)

I recall chills going through my body as I left my job at Harris Bank in Chicago on that cold snow-covered day in December of 1969, after getting the news of the death of Fred Hampton, but the chills were not from the weather itself, it was from the cold-blooded nature and reality of a brutal murder. To perhaps put this in perspective, I recall having a prestigious job as a coupon teller at one of the prominent banks in Chicago, Harris Bank, and taking the Illinois Central commuter train home every evening to the south suburb of Chicago Heights. It was a time when we were . . .

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The Almighty Black P Stone Nation

Written by Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Having grown up in Chicago, and my children being born there, this book by Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams, "The Almighty Black P Stone Nation," resonates with me for a number of reasons. In my time and era in Chicago, "The Almighty Black P Stone Nation" (Blackstone Rangers) were viewed as cult heroes, a Robin Hood type, despite their portrayal in the media and some of their more dastardly and infamous deeds.

I could not think of anyone better equipped or more capable of telling this story, than that of the authors, Moore and Williams. Williams actually has a background and particular affinity to the subject matter, in that he is . . .

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American Wings/Iranian Roots

Written by Kristin Orloff

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Kristin Orloff, a professional educator, has written a coming of age story, the journey of gold medalist Reza Abedi, that mirrors the classic hero's arc, "American Wings/Iranian Roots." This is a book that needed to be told, for so many reasons. The author met Reza Abedi when they were colleagues at a high school in Southern California. Over a period of several years, Reza shared vignettes of life. She recognized not only his authentic hero's journey, but his steadfast loyalty to core human values. By incorporating the author's expressed life changing moments in her dedication to this literary project, she creates a universal experience for all readers.

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Things Are Gettin' Outta Hand!

Written by Larry Buford

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Larry Buford, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, a former songwriter for Motown Records, growingup in the factory town of Detroit, has written a book that attempts to get us all to pause and seriously consider today's hottest and compelling issues, Things Are Gettin' Outta Hand! It is his further attempt to promote meaningful dialogue. From reading his book, the author comes across as a social activist, weighing in on politics, a nation at war, and Bill Cosby's celebrated stance on parental responsibility. The author has a lot to say!

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The Bible Naked, the Greatest Fraud Ever Told

Written by Sam Warren

Book Review by Dennis Moore

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).”

If one believes in this premise, which does not rely on logic, they are going to have some consternation and difficulty with a new book about the Bible. Sam Warren, the President of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, and the founder of SDWriteway, an online newsletter for writers in San Diego, has written a controversial and disturbing book about the Bible; The Bible Naked: The Greatest Fraud Ever Told. Disturbing, in the sense that such harsh words and terms as fraud, absurdities and false prophecies are used to describe a book that has been the foundation of Christianity and faith.

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If You Don't Like Worms,
Keep Your Mouth Shut

Written by Linda Loegel

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Linda Loegel, president of the Alpine Writers Guild, and Board member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, certainly has a way with words, and the ability to entertain and inform while telling a story. This San Diego East County resident followed up on her charming book about two senior citizens travelling across the country, "Bumps Along The Way," with another salt of the earth book, that retraces her upbringing in Vermont, "If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut."

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Behind the Shades

Written by Sheila Jean Robinson and Glenn Swanson

Book Review by Dennis Moore

In an aborted attempt to get the daughter of the late musical legend Ray Charles, Sheila Jean Robinson, to attend the 7th Annual Diamond Literary Festival "Authors Dinner Cruise" in San Diego, I have been provided a fascinating look into an icon, through Robinson's book, "Behind the Shades." Robinson was to participate in a book signing and to sing one of her father's classics, "Hit the Road Jack." Although not this year, we have been assured that Robinson will attend next year's Diamond Literary Festival in San Diego.

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Transparent

Written by Don Lemon

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

"Transparent," by CNN Anchor Don Lemon, is one of the most honest and self-revealing books that I have ever read! For Lemon to state: "I had played the part of being straight in high school and even occasionally dated girls, but deep inside, I knew the truth. Even though I am sometimes attracted to women, I'm a gay man. While living in New York, this realization became stronger in my mind and I sought counseling to help me accept who I am and what it means for me, for my relationships and for my life;" says a lot about him.

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The Book No Pope Would Want You To Read

Written by Tim C. Leedom and Maryjane Churchville

Book Review by Dennis Moore

The title says it all! Authors Tim C. Leedom and Maryjane Churchville have written a provocative and controversial book about the Roman Catholic Church, with some pretty serious allegations, The Book No Pope Would Want You To Read. At a time when it seems as if there is an attack and questioning on the very foundation of theism, Leedom and Churchville singles out the Roman Catholic Church, particularly The . . .

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The Accidental Anarchist

Written by Bryna Kranzler

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Bryna Kranzler, a graduate of Yale University with an M.B.A. from the School of Organization and Management, and Barnard College, where she studied playwriting, has written a captivating true story of an ordinary man who became extraordinary by participating in the history-making events of the early 1900s in Russia and Poland, The Accidental Anarchist. Her book is based on the diaries of Jacob Marateck, the grandfather that she never met, and translated by Shimon and Anita Marateck Wincelberg, her parents.

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Mama's Shoe

Written by Anat Tour

Reviewed by Dennis Moore

Multi-talented author Anat Tour has written a captivating children's book, Mama's Shoe, that I suspect will be on every parent's shopping list. The story, based on Tour's experiences with her own son, is one rich with the joy of being a parent and observing the innocence and growth of a child. Told in a playful manner by Tour, a native of Canada, it is sure to warm the hearts of parents, as they read the book to their young children.

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Surrendered Balance: Daily Living for the Modern Christian Woman

written by Hermina Krista Pettiford

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Hermina Krista Pettiford, the women's ministry leader in her local Church - New Covenant Tabernacle located in San Diego, and mother of four, has penned the first of what I feel will be many more books on spirituality and the human condition; "Surrendered Balance: Daily Living for the Modern Christian Woman." Although purportedly a guide for the Modern Christian Woman, while reading this empowering and uplifting book, there are nuggets of direction and hope for us all, men as well as women. . . . MORE

 


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Juan Soldado:
Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint

Written by Paul J. Vanderwood

Review by Dennis Moore

Paul J. Vanderwood, Professor Emeritus of Mexican History at San Diego State University, preceded his groundbreaking book on the allure of gambling and prostitution, "Satan's Playground," with this book similarly set in Tijuana, "Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint.". . . MORE

 

 


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Obesity - The Solution

written by Max Sturman

reviewed by Dennis Moore

There could not have been a more timelier book, or more urgent message, than that found in Max Sturman's "Obesity - The Solution." Just today, February 1, 2011, in a story reported by MCT News Service, in the San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper, it states; "In a new attempt to help an overweight nation slim down and improve its long-term health, the government released new dietary guidelines that called on Americans to eat less, cut down on salt, bulk up on fruits and vegetables, and try water instead of sugary soft drinks." Sturman has been saying this for years in a number of fitness and healthcare books published by him through his "Do It Naturally Foundation," a non-profit initiative by him to make us more conscious and committed to healthy living.. . . MORE

 


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From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets

Written by Merle Fischlowitz

reviewed by Dennis Moore

Merle Fischlowitz has compiled a poignant book of poems that are the personal stories of immigration to the United States, from the 19th Century to the early 21st Century, "From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets."

The author has a personal and introspective affinity for these poems of immigrant experiences, as his adopted son, Benjamin, whose artwork is on the cover of this book, is an immigrant of Vietnam.

Typical of the poems in this reflection of America, the "Land of Opportunity," is the following:

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America's Nazi Secret

Written by John Loftus

Reviewed by Dennis Moore

In a December 12, 2010 Associated Press story in the San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper, titled "Report Details Ties Between U.S., Ex-Nazis," it indicates that CIA documents show intelligence officials provided more aid than previously known to ex-Nazis. Former U.S. government prosecutor, and former Army officer, John Loftus, has written a hardhitting book that exposes U.S. Department of Justice cover-up of Nazis and their American partners, "America's Nazi Secret," that parallels this report. The original version of this book, also by Loftus, "The Belarus Secret," was the "Knopf Nominee" for the Pulitzer Prize in History, and earned "60 Minutes" an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Thirty years later, this final manuscript has not been submitted for government review. All the censored items, and more, much more, are revealed for the first time. A third of modern history has been classified, until now. . . . MORE

 


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Sweet Memories

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Nicole Beaudry has written an iconic and entertaining novel that invokes humor, tenderness, sensuality, intrigue, suspense, and, above all, the acceptance that, having reached our golden years, once around is more than enough, Sweet Memories. This author and painter, born in Canada, has given us a novel that titillates the soul, as well as the libido.

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Sky of Red Poppies

Zohreh Ghahremani, this artist, writer and gardener residing in La Jolla (San Diego), following decades of living in my hometown of Chicago, has written a stunning and poetic tale of two girls coming of age in 1960's Iran, "Sky of Red Poppies." The theme of the book questions how much can a friendship change your life? Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, "Sky of Red Poppies"is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.. . . MORE

 

 


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Through The Eyes Of God

By Sheila L. Jackson

Book Review: By Dennis Moore

Sheila Jackson, an anointed speaker, teacher, and writer who utilizes her gifts to meet the needs of others, and the author of "The Enemy Within," and other inspirational articles, has written an awe-inspiring book, Through The Eyes Of God.

Whether you are a practicing Christian, as Ms. Jackson and myself are, her book will give you hope and encouragement to get through the rigors of life. It deals with issues and battles we face within ourselves every day, issues and battles of self-esteem and feelings of unworthiness and self-hatred. I am sure we have all gone down that path.

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Beyond Justice

By Joshua Graham

(Dawn Treader Press, 2010, 430 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Joshua Graham has written a riveting and supernatural legal thriller, Beyond Justice, that at times has spiritual and religious overtones to it. Beyond Justice is the story of Sam Hudson, a reputable San Diego attorney that descends into a hell not of his making, when he learns that authorities wrongfully convict him of the brutal rape and murder of his wife and daughter, and sends him to death row. There he awaits execution by lethal injection, while he agonizes over the fate of his young son Aaron, who was beaten into a coma during the rape and murder of his wife and daughter.. . . MORE

 

 


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Bumps Along The Way

Written by Linda Loegel

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Linda Loegel, a San Diego East County resident, and President of the Alpine Writer's Guild, has written a charming book about two senior citizens driving together across the country, Bumps Along The Way. This husband and wife team would gain a greater understanding and appreciation of each other, and this vast and beautiful country that we live in, as a result of their trek. . . . MORE

 


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I Was … I Am, How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Extraordinary Life

by Allison ‘Tammy’ Moore, (Wilmington, Delaware, 2010, 338 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Allison ‘Tammy’ Moore has written what at times seems like a tragicomedy, I Was … I Am, but in reality it is her story of incarceration, and how she used it to become a better and stronger person. She states; “Instead of burying your head in the sand, write in it. Instead of trapping yourself in repetitive destruction, with God’s help, free yourself from the self imposed prison, change yourself and the world. It doesn’t matter that you messed up. I don’t know what your obstacles are, but I know that whatever they may be, God can use them.” Moore realized this while serving time in prison. In her book, you will read her story; her journey back to God. . . . MORE

 


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LAVA OF MY SOUL

written by Iolanda Scripca

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Iolanda Scripca, who lived in Eastern Europe for the first 24 years of her life, has written a collection of poetry and essays inspired by her life, seen through the eyes of her Soul. Now a North County resident, Scripca believes that all humans have "wings ... let's put them on."

That seems to be the basic philosophy of her poems and essays, an example of which is "EPILOGUE OF LOVE," expressed succinctly; "To have lived not being loved at all - hunchbacked like a question mark - your soul continuously on parole imagine beauty in the dark . . . MORE

 


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Cancer Rip-Off,

We Are Victims of Mass Marketing,

By Max Sturman, (Do It Naturally Foundation, 2010, 226 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Max Sturman, who started the "Do It Naturally Foundation" because of his concern for the children of our country, especially obese children, has written a provocative book about health and nutrition, as it relates to the causes and prevention of Cancer, "Cancer Rip-Off." He states in "Cancer Rip-Off" right away, that countries like Japan and China seem to have a better grip on the situation than we in the United States.

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Shadow Masters

By Daniel Estulin (Trine Day, LLC, Walterville, Oregon, 2010, 357 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, Daniel Estulin, has followed up with another powerful expose in a similar vein, Shadow Masters. To carry the Bilderberg theme further, the author demonstrates how governments and their intelligence agencies are working with international drug dealers and terrorists for mutual benefit and . . . MORE

 


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BAREFOOT IN BAGHDAD

 

Barefoot in Baghdad, By Manal M. Omar (Sourcebooks, Naperville, Illinois, 2010, 242 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore


Barefoot in Baghdad is a Muslim American Woman’s Story of Struggle, Sisterhood, and Love in the Chaos of Iraq.

Omar's book does not try to persuade opinions about the war. Rather, it .
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A Terrible Mistake,
The Murder of Frank Olson
and the CIA’s Secret
Cold War Experiments 7/20

By H.P. Albarelli, Jr. (Trine Day, LLC, Walterville, Oregon, 2009, 826 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Who Was George Hunter White? The author of this best-selling true-life thriller implicates former southern California Border Patrol agent, journalist and intelligence operative in the mysterious death of CIA chemist Frank Olson.
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The Bracelet

 

By Charles A. Bonner (Verily Publishing Company, Sausalito, California, 2009)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Several years ago, my then 11-year old daughter, Brandy, escaped the clutches of a would-be child molester in Chicago, right after she had gotten off the bus from school. Heaven forbid, my daughter could have just as well been one of the victims of a child sex slavery ring, such as . . .

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