Non-Fiction

From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race by Walter Tucker III

From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race by Walter Tucker III

Title: From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race Author: Walter Tucker III Genre: Nonfiction Memoir About the Book From Compton to Congress reveals shocking criminal charges, based on an FBI Sting, that send Congressman Walter R. Tucker III reeling, and changes his life forever. Against the great odds of overcoming the tough streets […]

Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But […]

Review: Left for Dead by Pete Nelson

Review: Left for Dead by Pete Nelson

For fans of Unbroken, Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship […]

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic […]

Review: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Review: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

Faith.  Trust.  Triumph. “I trust Roselle with my life, every day. She trusts me to direct her. And today is no different, except the stakes are higher.” Michael Hingson First came the boom?the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the […]

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

With one ring of the phone, Lisa Jefferson went from being GTE Airfone supervisor, suburban wife, and mother to being the listening ear to a nation shattered by tragedy. “Called” tells the gripping account of 9/11 from her vantage point. She recalls the moment she took the call from Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight […]

Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into […]