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The Double Life of Fidel Castro My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Líder Máximo by Juan Reinaldo Sanchez (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 10, 2015 tagged biography • history
Circus Maximus The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup by Andrew Zimbalist (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 24, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Hope and Other Luxuries A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia by Clare B. Dunkle (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 27, 2015 tagged biography • coming of age
Kill Chain Drones And The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins by Andrew Cockburn (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Job True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 13, 2015 tagged biography • mystery
Saltwater Cowboy The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire by Tim McBride (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 6, 2015 tagged biography
Rock 'n' Roll Soccer The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League by Ian Plenderleith (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged history
Kitty Genovese The Murder, the Bystanders, and the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged history • mystery
My Heart is a Drunken Compass A Memoir by Domingo Martinez (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 2, 2015 tagged biography
After a painful time, an author draws closer to his estranged family and the woman who will become his wife.
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 12, 2014 tagged coming of age
Sage feels pressure to be pleasant and positive, despite the fact that she’s ridiculed at school.
The Slam Bobby Jones and the Price of Glory by Curt Sampson (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 5, 2014 tagged biography
Bobby Jones, well-known amateur golfer, is the only golfer to ever win the hallowed Grand Slam.
The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
After 9/11 Mark Stroman got the death sentence for hunting “Arabs." One of his victims begged the courts for mercy.
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
A Japanese-American teen sent to the Philippines as a spy is trapped there after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Rasputin A Short Life by Frances Welch (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Grigory Rasputin, a quasi-religious figure, enjoyed the patronage of Russia’s royal family before his assassination.
Grey Wolves The U-Boat War 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged nonfiction
During WWII, German U-boats sank 2,779 ships, though most of the sailors who crewed the submarines didn’t survive.
Notes from a Hairy-Not-Scary Werewolf by Tim Collins, Andrew Pinder (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 31, 2014 tagged coming of age • horror • humor
A hall monitor bitten by a werewolf must learn to control his new nature, and must stop a werewolf-vampire conflict.
Firebug by Lish McBride (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 31, 2014 tagged coming of age • horror • paranormal
Ava is forced to use her pyrotechnic abilities as an enforcer for the woman who ordered her mother killed.
Billion Dollar Painter The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light by G. Eric Kuskey, Bettina Gilois (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 24, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction
The rise and fall of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, whose work made over $4 billion during his lifetime.