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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IR Approved

Saving Mona Lisa. The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures – A celebration of the remarkable power of art.

By Gerri Chanel
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A richly detailed and thoroughly researched tale of the transportation and safekeeping of the Mona Lisa during World War II.

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The Unfinished Tower of Babel

By Robert L. Bonn, PhD.
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

The story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible is meant as a cautionary tale, telling us that if we build our metaphorical or...

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Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors

By Robert Sholly
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

An officer who served with, and finally commanded, a rifle battalion in Vietnam tells the story of his time there and of the bravery and...

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America’s Greatest Blunder

By Burton Yale Pines
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A disturbing argument that America, by entering World War I, set in motion a train of events that caused much of the death and destruction...

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Clan Donnell

By David McDonnell
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

David K. McDonnell’s book is a history of his own family intertwined with the history of Ireland. It is a balanced, well-researched history beginning with...

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I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do

By Julia Park Tracy
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Julia Park Tracy’s edited collection of the diaries of her great aunt, Doris Bailey Murphy, written in 1925-1926, offers some insight into the life a...

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Memoirs of an Outlaw

By Robert M. Tanner III
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

MEMOIRS OF AN OUTLAW is the first outing by Tanner, a retired Marine and veteran who served in active combat duty in Afghanistan and, the...

Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History

By Delin Colón
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

When we think of Grigory Efimovitch Rasputin, we recall his historical reputation as a rogue, a criminal, and an evil man who was often thought...

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

By Jack Mayer
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is the true story of three young woman who, despite their own personal tragedies, get together to...

Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland, and the Struggle for Eastern Europe

By Peter Hetherington
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

"Unvanquished" is an important and majestic biography as complex, as engrossing, and as important as its subject. It's required reading for anyone who wants to...

Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores the protagonist's roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy--an American who converted to Islam--and their...

Memories of the Little Elephant

By Nehprii Amenii
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A charming tale, boldly illustrated, depicting the story of African people and their journey across the world.

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