Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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YANKS BEHIND THE LINES

By Jeffrey B. Miller
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Before the United States joined the Allied cause in World War I, a group of American aid workers worked behind the scenes to bring humanitarian...

IR Approved

BROTHERS IN ARMS

By Kevin M. Callahan
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

With a unique look at WWII history, this nonfiction book chronicles the stories and heroic acts of brothers who followed each other into battle and...

IR Approved

SOUTH KOREA: The Price of Efficiency and Success

By John Gonzalez and Young Lee
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

SOUTH KOREA: The Price of Efficiency and Success is a thorough portrait of South Korean society.

IR Approved

REMEMBERING SHANGHAI: A MEMOIR OF SOCIALITES, SCHOLARS AND SCOUNDRELS

By Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

REMEMBERING SHANGHAI, by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, is the account of one family’s rise and fall in the legendary “Paris of the East.”

IR Approved

REMEMBERING SHANGHAI: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

By Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

REMEMBERING SHANGHAI, by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao, is the account of one family’s rise and fall in the legendary “Paris of the East.”

IR Approved

THE BLACK SUITCASE MYSTERY

By Gail Elliott Downs
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE BLACK SUITCASE MYSTERY is the true account of how a bundle of WWII letters sparked a four-year journey of discovery and remembrance.

IR Approved

THE GROWTH AND COLLAPSE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION

By Donald J. Fraser
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE GROWTH AND COLLAPSE OF ONE AMERICAN NATION is an erudite history of the country’s early development as a republic.

IR Approved

COLLECTIVE AMNESIA: AMERICAN APARTHEID

By Eugene DeFriest Bétit
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

Designed to counteract this country’s “collective amnesia” about the systematic racism that has marred its achievements and limited its potential, Eubene DeFriest Bétit’s book traces...

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UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL: In-Country, Chieu Hoi, Vietnam 1969-1970

By Robert C. Bogison
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL recounts, in painstaking detail, young Robert C. Bogison’s deployment to Vietnam in July 1969 and his ensuing year-long tour.

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