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review 2015-09-10 23:21
A great book on real history!
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Mississippi Narratives - United States. Work Projects Administration

This book is a wonderful read due to the historical interviews of real slaves! We all need to know our American history; the good and bad! 

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text 2015-06-01 11:09
Attention Manna Francis Fans

Book 8 - Blood & Circuses will be released July 1, 2015.  That's one month from today.

Preview chapter at http://www.casperianbooks.com/catalog/1-934081-49-3.html

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text 2014-11-14 15:28
This weeks Reading
Airplane Flying Handbook - FAA Federal Aviation Administration

This week while reading Airplane Flying Handbook, I read 3 chapters. Ground Reference Maneuvers, Take-Offs, and Airport Patterns. The Ground Reference Maneuvers chapter explained how to correctly perform these maneuvers; flying a perfect circle around a point, figure eights, and half-circles along a road. The second chapter explains take-offs from a nose-wheel airplane. While the third chapter talked about the patterns of an airport, from take-off patterns to landing patterns. In my next training flight I will practice all of these maneuvers.

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text 2014-11-11 14:52
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Airplane Flying Handbook - FAA Federal Aviation Administration

I am reading this book to prepare me for my training flights I take on the weekend. My goal with this book, is to prepare me to eventually get my pilot's license. So far, this book is an excellent tool for learning how to fly. Whether it's from the detailed drawings showing how to go about aerial maneuvers, to the very clear and accurate print explaining step by step the pictures and beyond. I would highly recommend this book to anyone pursuing their pilot's license.

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review 2014-08-31 21:41
The Obituary Writer
The Obituary Writer - Ann Hood

Ann Hood's novel of two women from different era's each tells a story of life from their perspective. As Vivien and Claire's stories unfolds they eventually convene together in a way that displays women of their time in history.


Vivien is the obituary writer and lives in Napa in 1919. A survivor of the San Francisco earthquake she continues to search for her lost love who was believed to have died in the disaster yet she continues to hold onto the hope he may still be alive.


Claire is suburban housewife and mother in 1961.  We see her life revealed on the brink of Kennedy's Presidential Inauguration. Unhappy and unsure of the decision she made to marry the man she did and what her future holds.


Both the stories within this book were interesting glimpses into the lives of women during these different times in history.  Life after the 1906 earthquake and a week after the one centered in Napa was a timely coincidence. Anything to do with the Kennedy's is always a thumb's up from me.  I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.


How I acquired this book:  Gift from my sister last Christmas.

Shelf life:  8 months

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