Indie Book Reviews (page 651)

THE SEVEN MARKETS by David Hoffman
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An inventive effort, although too erratic."
Hoffman's fantasy, sci-fi and time-travel mashup. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An entertaining adventure novel flooded with manic action."
Kestrel's debut historical novel follows young Finn from his Scandinavian homeland to the ranks of the Rangers in the new America. Read full book review >

The Challengers Aero Club by Severo Perez
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An engaging, thorough novel about forgotten heroes of aviation history."
Perez's debut historical novel fictionalizes the story of three pioneering black aviators who changed the face of aeronautics. Read full book review >
THE LINE by William LJ Galaini
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"Although heavy with high-tech terms, this time-travel novel's engaging plot and all-too-human characters make it a pleasure to read."
The precarious decisions of a time traveler serve as the basis for this chilling debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
A TASTE FOR TRUTH by Thistle Brown
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Lively writing, brisk pacing and a likable narrator fill out this promising debut."
A newlywed uncovers some unsettling family secrets in this debut novel. Read full book review >

THE TIME TRAVELER'S FOOL by Carl William Stevens
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"An enigmatic leading man in a twisted mystery that may need to be read twice—a good thing."
Is Marvin Waterstone a time traveler, a killer, just plain crazy or some combination of all three? This intriguing mystery lays out evidence for solving the conundrum, as the erudite Waterstone regales an unusually receptive psychiatrist with his adventures. Read full book review >
The Krikkit Wars by H. J. Förjans
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"An overdose of silliness for its own sake."
A planet of bumpkins declares war on the rest of the universe in this humorous sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An occasionally awkward portrayal of one man's philosophical quest to break the shackles of his negative habits."
In Vokli's debut novel, a Silicon Valley professional longs for a quick way to build a lean, muscular body but instead receives lessons in how to live. Read full book review >
THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA by Michael Cantwell
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A thrilling, history-filled adventure."
Cantwell concludes his Tollan trilogy with high school time-traveler Peter Collins' greatest adventure yet. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >
ENCLOSURE by Barbara Becker
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An enthusiastic New-Age autobiography of one woman's journey to enlightenment."
Becker reflects on the wonders of the spiritual world in her autobiography.Read full book review >
PASSAGES II by Helen Drayton
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Wise, kind and lively verse that truly 'dances to a tune that's / gloriously redeeming / of anger, hate, and envy. / It's an awesome authority / with boundless energy.'"
Engaging lyric poetry that manages to be sensual and cerebral, fun and profound. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >