biography · Guest post · Memoir

Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other

Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with us what inspired him to write his father’s memoir. Enjoy reading! This winter Ralph has met… Continue reading Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other

Bez kategorii · comments · politics · the media

What is wrong with the news media?

On 29.11.2016 I attended a seminar “America after the Elections” organized by Department of Political Science and International Relations at Izmir Economic University. The department hosted Mr. Phillip Kosnett, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Ankara. Mr. Kosnett focused mainly on what recent elections mean for democracy and he expressed his opinion about the… Continue reading What is wrong with the news media?

Africa · fiction · historical fiction · war

Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed inspired by the experiences of her own family, offers outstanding and ambitious book about war and its effects on people. 1988 Somalia faces the civil war that dehumanizes the whole nation. Through the eyes of three women, we come to know what violence and cruelty do to the people. Three women meet at… Continue reading Women and War: The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

historical fiction · political thriller · thriller

The Helsinki Pact by Alex Cugia

Berlin 1989. The Soviet Union economy is bankrupt and the only hope is financial aid from the West German Bank. The Stasi corrupted members still try to benefit from their positions. One of the high rank party’s members does the right thing though, and sends two young spies to Stasi Headquarters to reveal financial fraud.… Continue reading The Helsinki Pact by Alex Cugia

historical fiction · political thriller · war history

Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

Revenants: The Odyssey Home is set in 1970s in USA. Betsy goes through tough time after her elder brother, Nathan, dies in Vietnam War. She becomes volunteer at hospital where war survivors get their treatment. At the upper floor she discovers mysterious patient. His face is deformed, and he cannot walk and speak.  However, he… Continue reading Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman

autobiography · nonfiction

Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard. One of the most interesting political autobiographies

Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard, came to my life unexpectedly and became one of my favorite books ever. Probably the best memoir about life under communist regime. Since early childhood, Wolfgang Leonhard was exposed to Marxist ideology. His mother was a member of communist party, and introduced her son to the system. When… Continue reading Child of the Revolution by Wolfgang Leonhard. One of the most interesting political autobiographies