Jack London Reviews

Like most authors, Jack loves books.

After appreciating the many reviews that ran for his first release, French Letters: Virginia’s War, Jack decided to pay it forward and keep his readers informed of the best new military and historical books hitting the market.

Jack gives priority consideration to books that address military and historical topics and if you want to submit a book for review, please contact us.

On the Nightstand: A Cold Wind do Blow…

It has been a cold bitter winter, to say the least.   Except in the polar north, where glaciers are melting and icebergs are falling into the Atlantic at a record pace, the rest of North America is cold cold cold. … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: December, short days and long nights with a good book….

Where has the year gone?   It’s December already and here we are rushing about looking for something to read.      Well, here’s another On the Nightstand for suggestions.     I have read some superb books this year and, this last episode for … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: Rivets, and a few Winks….

  Ah, October, and the smell of burned pumpkins and crunchy leaves is in the air, a time when the sun comes up late and goes down early and the government is shut down because the 2012 Presidential Election didn’t count, … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand — End ‘o Summer Reads

Well, Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy But, Daddy’s not so rich.  Momma’s not good lookin’ (she passed away in 2003), and if I’m cryin’ Pretty Baby it’s because the nightstand is groaning from too many books.  And, to be perfectly … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand — An Embarrassment of Riches

Before you accuse me of being lazy let me say that from the last installment to this has been a literary feast of 78 % dark chocolate. On the personal side, I was honored to be on a panel with Alana White, … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: Of halogen bulbs and candles burnt both ends down….

Welcome back to On the Nightstand.   Instead of proverbial May flowers brought on by April showers, this month has been ‘April deeds gave time for May reads,’ and I have had some time to dig into the book stack. … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand

Sometimes I wake in the middle of the night, covered in a cold sweat, fearful that you have not read a single book since my last installment of On the Nightstand, a clever, thoughtful, highly-regarded source of opinion in the … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand

Good Morning! I slept in a bit, for the first time in months. If you’ve missed On the Nightstand, I apologize. Sometimes work gets in the way of the leisure class, and that’s my story. A coconut always falls somewhere … Continue reading

 
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Windshift, by Joyce Faulkner

Windshift by Joyce Faulkner, Red Engine Press, 2012, $17.95, is a rare look into a hidden window, the women who flew for the Army Air Force during World War II. For three years, WASPS competed with African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and conscientious objectors for … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand…

When last we looked, I had finished Homage to Catalonia and was sorting my way through Lawrence and the Arabs. My bedside lamp was being propped up by The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Let’s see how they turned … Continue reading

 
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