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Bubble In The Sun by Christopher Knowlton

Bubble In The Sun is a thoroughly researched and engagingly written history of the Florida land boom in the 1920s. The book focuses mainly on four real estate speculators: Carl Fisher in Miami Beach, Addison Mizner in Palm Beach and … Continue reading

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Alien Vault by Ian Nathan

It’s rare to see a movie, especially sci fi/horror, get such a brilliant tribute book. Beautifully designed, exhaustively researched, with full color and full page photos on nearly every page, and so many wonderful behind-the-scenes and rare images. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch by Kimberly Potts

If this is your first foray into Brady biographies, it is an entertaining read. The book is easy-to-follow, a fairly quick read, and provides a lot of background information and tidbits. With so many books out there on the subject … Continue reading

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Teemu Selanne: My Life by Ari Mennander, Teemu Selanne

This book feels very much like one of Teemu Selanne’s friends needed some income and so the hockey star agreed to help him write a biography he could sell. By this, I mean the writing (or translation) here is extremely … Continue reading

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Barbie Forever by Robin Gerber

The best way to describe this book is as a loving tribute to the doll – with all that would entail as a very narrowly focused tribute espousing the positives while ignoring all the negatives. A large chunk is about … Continue reading

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Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

I think we need a new term for books like this: it’s more of a graphic biography than a graphic novel. As such, we don’t have a story with an arc or pacing; rather, this is a series of vignettes … Continue reading

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Disney’s Land by Richard Snow

This is definitely one of the better histories of a Disney topic that I’ve read in a long time. Any good biography of a person or place requires a careful mastery of balances – how much information, how it is … Continue reading

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