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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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July 8, 2022

GREY FEATHERS: Led by Love of Country

By Daniel M. Dewald
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

In a controlled tone, and with an excellent eye for historical detail, Daniel DeWald tells the story of the Vietnam War as only an insider...

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Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

Elder Orator Chief Fata Ariu Levi's NAVIGATORS FORGING A MATRIARCHAL CULTURE IN POLYNESIA is a refreshingly careful, profoundly integrative history. For anyone interested in reading...

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April 18, 2022

THE SOUTHERN CHARACTER

By Mario Fabbri
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

For readers unfamiliar with evolutionary psychology, THE SOUTHERN CHARACTER is a good introduction, while those familiar with the paradigm may gain new insights from the...

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January 26, 2022

FIRST PATIENTS

By Rod Tanchanco
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In the current era, where a worldwide pandemic has increased our knowledge and awareness of the pace of medical investigations and innovations, FIRST PATIENTS--clearly written...

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January 24, 2022

SAD PAPAW’S HERITAGE

By Kenny Harmon
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Expanding on an internet meme, Kenny Harmon’s eminently readable book, SAD PAPAW’S HERITAGE, demonstrates how every individual has an interesting story to tell and that,...

July 16, 2021

AIRPLANE STORIES AND HISTORIES

By Norman Currey
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

Informed by a lifetime of first-hand experience, Norman Currey’s AIRPLANE STORIES AND HISTORIES provides readers a brief glimpse into the history of modern aviation, making...

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May 26, 2021

WAR IN THE MOUNTAINS

By J. L. Askew
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Despite its epic length and overabundant details, WAR IN THE MOUNTAINS is a stunning eye-opener that illustrates and educates the reader of a forgotten theater...

April 16, 2021

THE BODY BLOG

By Rachel K. Wentz
Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

THE BODY BLOG builds a series of entertaining blog entries on author Rachel Wentz’s varied but relevant personal experiences. It’s funny, sometimes oblique, and full...

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April 16, 2021

BALCONY VIEW, a 9/11 Diary

By Julia Frey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

BALCONY VIEW is a raw and honest account from Julia Frey of dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 in her Battery Park City apartment across...

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January 18, 2021

YANKS BEHIND THE LINES

By Jeffrey B. Miller
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

For the most part, YANKS BEHIND THE LINES is an intriguing story of a piece of history not often talked about, although author Jeffrey B....

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December 23, 2020

BROTHERS IN ARMS

By Kevin M. Callahan
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A stirring portrait of bravery and sacrifice, BROTHERS IN ARMS offers an emotional, heart wrenching perspective of World War II.

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October 12, 2020

SOUTH KOREA: The Price of Efficiency and Success

By John Gonzalez and Young Lee
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Although they sometimes let their liberal and Western biases color their arguments, John Gonzalez and Young Lee present a thorough portrait of Korean society and...

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