Non-Fiction - Biography

The Biography of Mose Jones Jr., Lawrence County Commissioner District 1

A Seed of the Foot Soldiers Bloody Sunday March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
By April Lavette Jones

The Biography of Mose Jones Jr., Lawrence County Commissioner District 1: A Seed of the Foot Soldiers Bloody Sunday March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by April Lavette Jones is the biography of a powerful man who spearheaded the civil rights movement in...

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Goodbye to Italia

By Marisa Parker

Goodbye to Italia by Marisa Parker is an enchanting story that takes the reader on a journey back in time and into the lives of her parents. The cover of this biography is beautiful and hints at the rich history inside the pages. I loved...

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Murder In The County

50 True Stories of the Old West
By Denele Campbell

Murder in The County by Denele Campbell is a collection of 50 True Stories of the Old West. Some people think that Arkansas was nothing to do with the Old West, but it was firmly up there with places like Texas. And crime abounded, from...

Bushcat

Minstrel of the Wild
By John Edmond

I chose to review this book as I was curious to learn more about the recent history of Rhodesia, later to become Zambia and Zimbabwe. I was not disappointed as in Bushcat: Minstrel of the Wild, the author, John Edmond, takes us through all the...

Whisper My Secret

A Memoir
By JB Rowley

I enjoyed reading Whisper My Secret: A Memoir by JB Rowley. This story is about Rowley’s mother, Myrtle. Myrtle lived a hard life. Rowley only discovered how hard a life Myrtle had after she died. She also discovered that Myrtle had three other children that...

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That Brant County Sound!

The Ballad of Jim Allison and Thunderbird Recording
By Tom Ryerson

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a musician. I am a music lover, though, and I appreciate good music and the 'behind the scenes' people and forces that combine to push it into the popular consciousness. From that perspective, I could enjoy and...

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My 2-1/2 Cents Worth of Henry David Thoreau
By Tom Beattie

Having read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond in high school, to the consternation of his teacher, Tom Beattie is obviously a Thoreau fan and Fronting Onlys is his unique tribute to the life and literary works of the 19th century essayist and poet. And in...

Tales of Titans, Vol. 2

From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age
By Rich DiSilvio

Tales of Titans, Vol. 2: From the Renaissance to the Electro/Atomic Age is a nonfiction collection of biographical essays written by Rich DiSilvio. In this second volume, DiSilvio starts with a survey of the Renaissance, beginning with the Medicis and concluding with a look at...

My Sister, My Daughter, and Me

By Shirley Rose Webb

My Sister, My Daughter, and Me by Shirley Rose Webb is a beautiful memoir that recounts the lives of the author and her family. In the beginning of the book, the author recalls her childhood days in Costa Rica where she had some struggles, but...

Fear of the Tide

The Untold Story of a Cuban Rebel
By Analise M. Oliver

Fear of the Tide: The Untold Story of a Cuban Rebel by Analise M. Oliver is a riveting biography that follows the life of one of Cuba’s rebels, David Fuentes Martinez. When he bought a train ticket from his native, underdeveloped rural Las Matinas to...

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