The Medieval Knight

The Medieval Knight was popular from 1200-1500 throughout Europe. English kings and nobles originally required forty days of knightly service, either fighting or standing guard, in exchange for bequeathing land to the knight. However, they were soon forced to pay the knights too. It was getting increasingly expensive to beContinue Reading

Enchanted New York

There are scores of books about New York City. But Enchanted New York takes us on a deeper journey into its magical past of Freemasons, occultists and seers. Beginning with Washington’s inauguration, the book charts a real journey down Broadway and forward in time. Even though travel is discouraged rightContinue Reading

The Stolen Letter

The Stolen Letter is the fifth book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. The book successfully blends a cozy mystery plot, British royalty, and many paranormal elements like reincarnation and book characters that give advice. And it has more plot than a bushel of other cozy mysteries. Yet the authorContinue Reading

Atlanta Underground

Beautiful and haunting black & white photographs show the history of Atlanta beneath its modern streets in Atlanta Underground. Atlanta began as a meeting of three major railways in an obscure spot in the South. Jobs created by those railroads brought people. But the rail lines also brought Sherman toContinue Reading

Castle on Sunset

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Castle on Sunset is not salacious enough. When the topic is the famous Hollywood hotel, the Chateau Marmont, you expect some racy gossip. But if so, you will be sadly disappointed as most of the celebrity stories have been widely told before.Continue Reading

A Short History of Europe

A Short History of Europe begins with Neanderthals and concludes with the 2016 vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. In between are births, deaths, court intrigue and full-blown battles. Whether you are planning to go on Jeopardy or just want to impress academics with your cocktailContinue Reading

Showtime at the Apollo

For decades, performers have known they have made it big when they hear, It’s Showtime at the Apollo! More than just about the Apollo Theater in Harlem, this fact-filled graphic novel tells the story of African-American music in NYC from the Harlem Renaissance after WWI through the present. All theContinue Reading

How to Get Rid of a President

“The Executive will be always increasing here, as elsewhere, till it ends in a monarchy.” –Benjamin Franklin. How to Get Rid of a President describes the true stories of how former Presidents were removed from office. Ben didn’t need to worry as there are many ways to remove an unpopularContinue Reading

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

The 21 Lessons for the 21st Century cover five broad areas: technology, politics, despair and hope, truth and resilience. In the 1990s, it appeared that liberalism had won its war with communism and facism. Even Russia had become, nominally at least, democratic. During the Trump and Brexit era, liberalism isContinue Reading

Hot Wheels

  From its start as a dream in Mattel’s eye, this is the story of Hot Wheels written by one of the first designers. Realizing that model cars would be more fun if you could race them, Mattel had a hit with its innovative Hot Wheels cars and tracks. TheContinue Reading