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On February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Rex has been locked in his cellar for a month. One month, while the world fell apart outside because of a secret project that his girlfriend had been working on, a project to create a virus that could make the targeted creature “eliminate” itself. After that virus was released into Australia’s water supply, people quickly […]

Seven Days in Russia (English Edition) – The Adventures of One American in Today’s Federation
On December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments |

If you never considered a trip to Russia, you’ll be really tempted after reading 7 days in Russia. This is a fascinating travelogue by M. G. Crisci. The book itself strikes you at first glance: a large-format, high-end production in landscape format. Turn it over to its back cover, flip it right side up and […]

Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone
On December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments |

A design can be anything we use: a toothbrush, a motorcycle, or a beverage container. In his book Design for Good, John Cary selected seventeen building projects and their pleasing, functional, or exceptional architectural designs from several African and Asian countries, Haiti, and a few American states. The designs are very different depending on their […]

Chronicle Books Celebrates 50 Years! We Interviewed President Tyrrell Mahoney.
On June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments |

When Ross Rojek and I launched City Book Review back in 2008, Chronicle Books was one of the first publishers to support our endeavors by sending us great books to review. Being that we were local to the San Francisco Bay Area, we also had the great pleasure of being able to attend their book […]

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present
On December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments |

Sports photography is an artistic world all its own, and never before has it seen such appreciation and love than in Who Shot Sports, a collection celebrating the photos and photographers that created legends, captured iconic moments, and chronicled the highs, lows, and magic in sports history. Disagree? Just look at the different newspaper covers […]

My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire’s Lone Survivor
On July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments |

As I began writing this review, the juniper fire in Arizona had been burning for more than a month and was only 30 percent contained. Wildfires were also burning in California and New Mexico. The nightmarish news videos cannot adequately replicate the experience of being in or near a wildfire. Brendan McDonough and Stephan Talty […]

Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposure & Other Tricks of Time: From Snapshots to Great Shots Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposure & Other Tricks of Time: From Snapshots to Great Shots
On June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments |

The title of this excellent book is somewhat misleading. Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposures & Other Tricks of Time covers just about everything you need to know about getting professional-quality photos with your digital camera. John Carucci did a formidable job in this extensive trade paperback. Of course, the book is filled with photo illustrations, […]

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
On March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Storytellers feed off of each other. Each generation of stories is inspired by or responds to the one before. Some truly great stories have emerged and endured by building on the foundations of old. Rags & Bones is all about reinvention, as the top names in modern fantasy and speculative fiction come together to explore […]

The Last Best League, 10th anniversary edition: One Summer, One Season, One Dream
On September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Boys all over this country dream of playing in the big leagues, but few have the talent, skill, work-ethic, and luck to make it. And there are no end of places to work on those skills and be sorted in or out of the running. But there are a few places that one can go […]

Poisoned Ground: A Rachel Goddard Mystery (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)
On August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments |

This gripping mystery starts with a bang. Rachel Goddard, a veterinarian in Mason County, Virginia, drives to Joanna McKendrick’s farm to check on her animals and finds Joanna pointing a shotgun at bank president Robert McClure. McClure has been badgering Joanna to sell to Packard Development, an outfit that wants to turn the area into […]

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On April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Little Wing, Wisconsin is a small town with one real claim to fame: Lee, the rock star who calls the town home. While folks live hardscrabble lives working their farms or rebuilding the dilapidated mill as a thriving business and social center for Little Wing’s future, Lee returns to town with his beautiful celebrity girlfriend […]

Train Shots: Stories
On March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments |

A young boy has been violent since his father’s imprisonment, so when his mother sees him playing with a rabbit, she hopes it’s a good sign. But, she discovers he has other plans for the rabbit, and her. The Princess of Pop is lonely and unsatisfied with her fame. She finds comfort in listening to […]