Posts tagged WWI

Mysterious Book Report No. 242 – Jack Of ...

Mysterious Book Report Jack Of Spies

Jack of Spies by David Downing SOHO Press Inc., $27.95, 338 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-268-6 Those of us who follow the news and current events can’t help but feel at times that the world is ‘going to hell in a handbasket,’ to quote an old refrain . . . but those of us who study history […]

Mysterious Book No. 196 – The Empire of N...

Mysterious Book The Empire of Night

The Empire of Night by Robert Olen Butler Mysterious Press, $26.00, 401 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2323-7 One hundred years ago, all of Europe was in the midst of what was then called the Great War, or World War I as we now know it. It was the first fully mechanized war and the battlefield casualties were […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 132 – Star of ...

Mysterious Book Report Star of Istanbul

Star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler Mysterious Press, $25.00, 369 pages, ISBN 978-0-8021-2155-4 The Great War, or World War One, as it’s now known, has long been an area of interest to me.  My Grandfather on my Father’s side of the family fought in it.  The Great War was the first mechanized war and […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 114 – Transatl...

Mysterious Book Report Transatlantic

Transatlantic by Colum McCann Random House, $27.00, 304 pages, ISBN 978-1-4000-6959-0by Colum McCann Have you ever wondered about the word Genius?  What is it exactly?  Who determines it?  Where can we find it, where does it come from and how will we know when we see it?  These are just a few of the thoughts […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 30 – Night Fal...

Mysterious Book Report Night Falls On Damascus

 Night Falls On Damascus by Frederick Highland Thomas Dunn, $24.95, 259 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-33789-6 Night Falls On Damascus is about a world in terrible flux.  Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq and Kuwait were all created after World War I, “The Great War” as it was then called, from the remnants of the devastated Ottoman Empire.  They were […]