Title: In Due Time
Author: J. Keith Jones
Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi, Thriller
Reviewer: John Cathcart
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1453788360
In 2036, America has just shaken off the shackles of a one world government. Led by a modern day George Washington named Alexander Birch, our country is rising from the ashes; but Birch has a problem. Prompted by a mysterious stranger he reaches out to a famous writer and patriot named Howard Spence.
The stranger is a time traveler named Joshua Lance who has sacrificed a life of favor serving his international masters to save the one man who could bring America back from the ashes; Birch. Spence tells how Lance had traded the security and wealth he had carefully crafted for a larger cause and more importantly why.
In Due Time has the flavor of Vince Flynn meets Harry Turtledove. It is one man’s journey of discovery into his own heart then back through time for his last great adventure.
Title: The Tug of War: 48 Classic Stories About War & Peace
Author: Susan Ives, Editor
Genre: Fiction, Collection
Reviewer: Joyce Faulkner
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 144958036X
The 48 stories collected here cover the full scope of war -- from the first three stories which analyze how children are introduced to war to the last three, which dwell on death. In between, there is everything else: the battlefield and the home front, bravery and cowardice, despair and elation, victory and defeat. There are stories that will make you laugh out loud and stories that will haunt your dreams and make you weep. Some will have you nodding your head in recognition, others may have you shaking you head in perplexity or distaste. Here's the rub: your stories and my stories are apt to be different stories. Each of us brings to the reading our own experiences and our own beliefs about the way the world works. Buried within every war story is the germ of a peace story. And buried within each peace story is the germ of a war story. Stories included are:
Sherwood Anderson: War Leonid Andreyev: A Story Which Will Never Be Finished Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews: The Russian T.S. Arthur: A Noble Act Mikhail Petrovich Artzybashev: The Revolutionist L. Frank Baum: Gen. Jinjur's Army of Revolt Rex Ellingwood Beach, The City of Beggars Ambrose Bierce: Chickamagua George A. Birmingham: Civilized War Joseph Conrad: The Warrior's Soul, The Tale Stephen Crane: The Second Generation, The Upturned Face, A Mystery of Heroism, The Sergeant's Private Madhouse Richard Harding Davis: The Deserter Lord Dunsany: A Deed of Mercy, The Oases of Death, England Oliver Goldsmith: The Disabled Soldier O. Henry: Two Renegades William Dean Howells: Editha Stephen Leacock: An Interview with General Bernhardi, War Mania of Mr. Jinks & Mr. Blinks Jack London: The Unparalleled Invasion Amy Lowell: Lead Soldiers, The Bombardment, The Allies Arthur Machen: The Bowmen Katherine Mansfield: An Indiscreet Journey A.E.W. Mason: The Deserter Guy de Maupassant: Boule de Suif, The Horrible, Father Milon, Two Friends Alfred Noyes: Rada: A Drama Of War In One Act Forbes Phillips & R. Thurston Hopkins: The White Comrade Luigi Pirandello: War Saki: The Toys Of Peace, Reginald's Peace Poems, The Cupboard Of The Yesterdays Jonathan Swift: The Country of the Houyhnhnms Mark Twain: Luck, The European War, The War Prayer Henry Van Dyke: The Hero and Tin Soldiers, A Dialogue On Peace Between A Householder And A Burglar, The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France
Title: Voices Under Berlin: The Tale of a Monterey Mary
Author: T.H.E. Hill
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Reviewer: John R. R. Faulkner
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1434839737
Synopsis of the book, submitted by the author.
Title: The Shenadoah Spy
Author: Francis Hamit
Genre: Fiction, Historical
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1595959025
This is a fiction based upon the real life of Belle Boyd , who became famous as The Rebel Spy and The Cleopatra of the Secession. This is the first novel in a series about the Confederate Secret Service and the women who worked for it. The time is July 1861. Belle, a 17 year old debutante, is alarmed and distressed when her home town , Martinsburg, Virginia, is invaded by volunteer Union Army troops. The man she'd hoped to marry has been killed in battle. When drunken Union soldiers invade her home, dire consequences ensue.