The second book in The Voyage of Jerle Shannara trilogy: Antrax is both a wonderful continuation of The Four Lands I have come to know and a departure from the other books as well. And in that way it is a must-read, but only if you read the Ilse Witch that came before it.Declassify >
Over the years baseball has changed. On the diamond, in the dugout, and off the field as well. And there are a ton of things in this book that emphasize that point, but this book is more than baseball, it’s Earl Weaver. And then again, some things don’t change.
It’s pitching, defence, and the three-run home-run. It’s arguing with umpires, tearing up rulebooks, and “debates” with your own players and management.Declassify >
Around the time that the film adaptation of Lost Moon, called Apollo 13 came out, my parents who knew I was in love with all things NASA bought me the book by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.
The book, in a concerted marketing effort with the movie was also retitled from Lost Moon to Apollo 13 and with a picture of not Lovell but Tom Hanks as Lovell on the front cover. And while I read the book, or read through it when I picked it up recently, I now had the knowledge of the other books I’ve been reading.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
With Ilse Witch, Terry Brooks is starting another trilogy, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, and he does it without really missing a beat from everything that came before it. Seriously, both The Sword of Shannara Trilogy and the Heritage of Shannara Tetralogy have an impact on what is going to happen.Declassify >
There is much more to Gene Kranz than Ed Harris’s portrayal of the Flight Director in the movie Apollo 13. As one of the early members of Flight Control, Kranz was there for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo before moving up into more of a management role.
His book “Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond” is not only a vivid first-hand account of history as it happened, but the perspective is unique to mission control…Declassify >