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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PLEASE SEND KETCHUP: WWII Letters from a B-29 Pilot

By Kit Crumpton
Rating:
3.0 / 5

PLEASE SEND KETCHUP: WWII LETTERS FROM A B-29 PILOT is both war saga and love story, made all the more potent because it’s true.

TIGER BRAVO’S WAR

By Rick St John
Rating:
5.0 / 5

In TIGER BRAVO’S WAR, the 101st Airborne Division’s B Company suffered combat’s raging brutality and the occasional triumph known to soldiers since time immemorial.

STOLEN FUTURE

By Stephen Singular
Rating:
3.6 / 5

A conversational but factual story based around the controversial Florida count at the 2000 American elections, and extrapolating to today. STOLEN FUTURE is the bar-tale...

IR Approved

POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME

By Dr. Joy DeGruy
Rating:
5.0 / 5

An African-American researcher and psychologist offers insight on the traumatic effects of slavery, and the terrorism that followed, on African-American culture, and how these effects...

IR Approved

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT EDGEFIELD: Shining a Light on the Black Community through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA

By Edna Gail Bush, Natonne Elaine Kemp
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Precipitated by the deaths of immediate family members, two women of color boldly attempt and triumph in tracing the history and providing an in-depth account...

IR Approved

ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST forges a key to the gateway of the visual art world

By Aron Kuehnemann
Rating:
4.3 / 5

Aron Kuehnemann tackles the insular nature of visual art and the oft-elusive understanding of its actors and objects in ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST.

IR Approved

Small But Monumental Moments of the Past in SERENDIPITY

By Thomas J. Thorson
Rating:
4.0 / 5

SERENDIPITY shows how history is comprised of apparently trivial moments coming together to make big changes. A busted canon, a job rejection, a casual meeting,...

IR Approved

ELECTRIFYING AMERICA: From Thomas Edison to Climate Change

By I. David Rosenstein
Rating:
4.0 / 5

In ELECTRIFYING AMERICA, author I. David Rosenstein shows that what sustained the electric industry through the capitalist corruption of the 1920s to the Three Mile...

IR Approved

A government secret has a devastating impact on World War II servicemen in BETRAYED: SECRECY, LIES, AND CONSEQUENCES

By Frederic Martini
Rating:
4.4 / 5

BETRAYED tells the true story of Allied airmen whose imprisonment at Buchenwald during World War II was kept top-secret by U.S. intelligence so that former...

IR Approved

SHOT DOWN

By Steve Snyder
Rating:
4.5 / 5

The crew of the Susan Ruth, shot down over Belgium, attempt to survive, hide from the Nazis, and escape back to Allied territory.

IR Approved

Learn the truth about the Discoverer of America in COLUMBUS—THE UNTOLD STORY

By Manuel Rosa
Rating:
5.0 / 5

Learn the truth about the Discoverer of America, the best double agent in history in: COLUMBUS—THE UNTOLD STORY

IR Approved

Saving children of the Holocaust in PART OF THE FAMILY

By Jason Hensley
Rating:
5.0 / 5

The horror of the Holocaust and the rise of Nazi Germany can never be overstated, but conveying the tragedy effectively is often best when an...

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