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: The Rites of Spring….

  “Oh, my God!” I remember Alice bolting up from her book, shaking.   She was near the end of My Brilliant Friend and she was beside herself.  “I can’t believe she.…” I can’t tell you what ‘she’ did or didn’t … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: A Verdugo Winter

The word verdugo is, of course, from the Spanish office of torturer for the Inquisition. That group’s work was much admired in England by the Tudors (Henry VIII, Queen Mary, Elizabeth…), who set about to stretch the limits of the … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: Autumn (book) leaves….

              Autumn.  It’s a wonderful autumn, with cooler days (from the hundreds down to the nineties), changing leaves (brown, from lack of water), and wildly confused garden flowers that are uncertain whether to bloom or die, so do a bit of … Continue reading

 
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Hammock Days

Hammock days.   The roses of spring have become the scorched blossoms of July.  The view from my writing desk captures little heat waves shimmering across the lawn where deer are so languid that they sleep in broad daylight, not fifty … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: This Might be a Good Story…

  It’s spring.  Roses are blooming, the irises and Copper Canyon daisies are filling out and sending musky little scents through the study window.  Junebug is crawling around the garden stalking some pitiful creature.   My nightstand runneth over.   In … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: Of Winter Days and Longer Nights

  The New Year has arrived with all its baggage.  Chill winds.  Clouds low on the horizon. Garden flowers pleading to be pruned.   Junebug demanding to be let out, then back in, then back out.  But winter is not all grim … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: The Autumn Equinox….

It is the autumnal equinox, midway between high summer and dark winter, the longest and shortest days or our calendar. Entonces? Well, it means that during a long summer I have moved a bunch of books on and off my … Continue reading

 
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On the Nightstand: Life’s a Beach (Read)

It is June.  The days are long, the sun is high, and my nightstand is groaning.   What on earth should get out from under the bed lamp and head for the beach?   Books, of course, and you.  As for the … Continue reading

 
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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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