The Elf Queen of Shannara is the third book in a four-book series titled The Heritage of Shannara, that follows the original Sword of Shannara Trilogy taking place in Terry Brooks’ fantasy world The Four Lands.Declassify >
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The nature of the business of espionage in Michael Brady’s new book Into the Shadows: Assassination Corps is like the businesses of laws and sausages… You want the results, but perhaps, you’d better not look at the mess that created them.Declassify >
I believe Marc Spitz has done a phenomenal job characterizing Mick Jagger in Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue. And I sincerely mean that.
Taking the myths and legends of Jagger from the Zeitgeist and what I know of him as a fan of his band, I completed my reading with a little more insight into the man and yet it still doesn’t seem to paint the entire picture of Jagger.Declassify >
I have always been fascinated with Space. I’ve said this before when I wrote about building my LEGO Saturn V rocket, that I had wanted to grow up to be an aerospace engineer. It’s a fascination that has remained despite my educational leanings towards the liberal arts and away from the sciences.
So when I heard that coming this October there would be a movie release called “First Man” a biopic about Neil Armstrong, based on the authorized biography of the same name.Declassify >
At first, I thought that Fighter would be a fictionalization of the Battle of Britain similar to what Len Deighton had done with the fictional bombing run in Bomber. But I was wrong in the best of ways. It is not a fictional account, but a detailed dissection of one of the turning point air battles of World War II.
It amazes me that Deighton, a master of fiction, wrote such a comprehensive history on the Battle of Britain. A battle, that behind the scenes, was marked by ineptitude, hubris, politics, and more than a few elements of self-sabotage on both sides as to appear, in a vacuum, as more fiction than fact.Declassify >