Book Reviews By World Liberty TV Team
We found the following books very exciting at the Book Expo and Book Con 2019, see a list below feel free to view the Publishers, Authors and self-published Authors by clicking on there websites.
Melania and Michelle : First Ladies in a New Era by Tammy R Vigil Published by Red Lightning books : At home or at the podium, the First Lady is uniquely poised to serve as advisor, confidant, and campaigner, with the power to shape American political and social conversation. At first blush, First Ladies Michelle Obama and Melania Trump appear categorically different from each other; however, as women rising from humble origins to pursue their ambitions and support their husbands, the two have more in common than one might think. In Melania and Michelle: First Ladies in a New Era, author Tammy R. Vigil provides a compelling account of our modern first ladies, exploring how each woman has crafted her public image and used her platform to influence the country, while also serving as a paragon of fashion and American womanhood. Both women face constant scrutiny and comparison–from their degrees of political activism to their cookie recipes–and have garnered support as well as criticism. From their full lives pre-nomination to their attitudes while occupying the White House, Vigil builds careful and thoughtful portraits of Melania Trump and Michelle Obama that provide a new appreciation for how these women, and the first ladies that came before them, have shaped our country. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
About Time,Celebrating Men’s Watches by Ivar Hauge Line, Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd: This celebration of high-end men’s wristwatches is a collection of essays, timelines, and more than 250 color photographs. Aimed at collectors, watch enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in fashion, the book ranges from in-depth looks at specific models, including classics and contemporary timepieces, to overviews of pilot’s watches, diver’s watches, and other watches developed for various purposes. For info log onto the website by clicking here
No Place i would Rather be Roger Angell and a life in Baseball Writing by Joe Bonomo ,published by University of Nebraska Press Lincoln: No Place I Would Rather Be tells the story of Angell’s contribution to sportswriting, including his early short stories, pieces for the New Yorker, autobiographical essays, seven books, and the common threads that run through them. His work reflects rapidly changing mores as well as evolving forces on and off the field, reacting to a half century of cultural turmoil, shifts in trends and professional attitudes of ballplayers and executives, and a complex, discerning, and diverse audience. Baseball is both change and constancy, and Roger Angell is the preeminent essayist of that paradox. His writing encompasses fondness for the past, a sober reckoning of the present, and hope for the future of the game. For more information log onto their website by Clicking here.
For your Consideration, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by Tres Dean published by Quirk Books: But how did it all happen? How did a widely loathed professional wrestler become the most famous person in the world? Is it just good timing? Years and years of trial and error? Countless hours in the gym and a winning smile? Or his total mastery of Instagram Stories? For Your Consideration: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looks at the three distinct phases of the legendary man’s career, examines the ways in which he has become an off-screen hero to so many, ranks his movies from Awesome to More Awesome, offers a theoretical roadmap to EGOT, translates the zodiac into movies starring The Rock, breaks down his seven-meals-a-day diet, and much, much more. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
The inside story of the 44th President , OBAMA The Call of History by Peter Baker ,Published by Callaway Arts and Entertainment: NEW EDITION WITH EXPANDED TEXT, WITH A FOREWORD BY JON MEACHAM: The original edition of Obama: The Call of History (2017) was the first full-fledged pictorial history of President Barack Obama’s two terms in office to be published as he stepped down. Now comes an updated version that expands the narrative account and adds new perspective from author Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times. “His first line in the history books was written the day he won office as the first African-American president, but he was determined to offer more than simply a new complexion in the Oval Office,” writes Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, about the 44th president of the United States. Inspiring in a crowded stadium yet difficult behind the scenes, Obama was a master politician who loathed politics. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
Bill Marriott Success is Never Final ,His Life and the decisions that built a hotel empire, by Dale Van Atta , Published by Shadow Mountain: Bill Marriott, son of J. Williard Marriott who opened a root-beer stand that grew into the Hot Shoppes Restaurant chain and evolved into the Marriott hotel company, grew up in the family business. In his more than fifty years at the company’s helm, Bill Marriott was the driving force behind growing Marriott into the world’s largest global hotel chain. His vision and leadership expanded the family business to more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories. Bill Marriott: Success Is Never Final gives readers an intimate portrait of the life of a billionaire and business titan and shares his definition of success. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
John Parisella’s From the Streets of Brooklyn to Trainer to the Stars by Denny Dressman published by Hit The Mark Books: John Parisella enjoyed over five decades of adventures with the biggest names in sports and entertainment. In the early 1970s he appeared twice on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and on his second appearance was proclaimed the “Trainer to the Stars” by actor Jack Klugman because, at that time, Parisella was training horses for a stable of movie stars that included Klugman, Caan and Telly Savalas. He went drinking with Mantle; cajoled Steinbrenner into helping Joe Pepitone and lived with James Caan at the height of Caan’s fame; became Pitino’s close friend and was the intermediary with the New York Knicks as he orchestrated Pitino’s move to become head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky; and, as Bethenny Frankel’s stepfather, was the father-figure in the future Reality TV star’s life as she was growing up. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
Doc,Donnie, The Kid and Billy Brawl ,How the 1985 Mets and Yankees fought for New York’s Baseball soul , by Chris Donnelly , published by University of Nebraska Press Lincoln: Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl focuses on the 1985 New York baseball season, a season like no other since the Mets came to town in 1962. Never before had both the Yankees and the Mets been in contention for the playoffs so late in the same season. For months New York fans dreamed of the first Subway Series in nearly thirty years, and the Mets and the Yankees vied for their hearts. For more information log onto their website by Clicking here.
The Best of Time Rolex Wristwatches by James M.Dowling & Jeffrey P.Hess , Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The name Rolex is recognized around the world. It has become an icon of beauty, quality, accuracy, style, and taste. While there are other fine manufacturers of timepieces, none has reached this pinnacle of public respect and acclaim. The watches produced by Rolex over the last 100 years are celebrated in this lavishly illustrated classic, now in a revised and expanded third edition. Over 30 newly discovered wristwatches are included in this volume, along with new information and a revised value guide. In addition there are detailed looks at some of Rolex’s. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
Four Kings by George Kimball foreword by Pete Hamill , Published by McBooks Press Inc: Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s—before the pay-per-view model, when prize fights were telecast on network television and still captured the nation’s attention. Championship bouts during this era were replete with revenge and fury, often pitting one of these storied fighters against another. From training camps to locker rooms, author George Kimball was there to cover every body shot, uppercut, and TKO. Inside stories full of drama, sacrifice, fear, and pain make up this treasury of boxing tales brought to life by one of the sport’s greatest writers. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
Almost Yankees the summer of ’81 and the greatest baseball team you’ve never heard of, by J.David Herman published by: by University of Nebraska Press Lincoln: Almost Yankees is the previously untold baseball story of a team and its players performing in the shadow of one of the sport’s most famous teams and infamous owners. Featuring interviews with more than thirty former players (including Steve Balboni, Dave Righetti, Buck Showalter, and Pat Tabler) and dozens of other baseball and media figures, this season’s narrative chronicles success, failure, resilience, and redemption as told by a special group of players with hopes and dreams of big-league glory. J. David Herman, who worshipped the team as an eleven-year-old, tracked down his old heroes to learn their stories—and to better understand his own. The season proved to be a launching pad for some, a final chance for others, and the end of the dream for many others. For more information log onto their website by Clicking here.
Tom Brady, The Early Years There’s no expiration Date on Dreams by Rich Wolfe published by Rich Wolfe: Learn more about one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL Football history. Brady has appeared in five Super Bowls as the quarterback of the New England Patriots, and the stories told within this soft cover edition will be music to the ears of New England and Brady fans. For info log onto the website by clicking here.
The New York Yankees of the 1950’s by David Fischer Published by Lyons Press. The 1950s marked a transformative period in postwar American history. In baseball, one dynasty was the story during the decade. The New York Yankees played in eight World Series from 1950 to 1959, winning six of them. Yankees icon Joe DiMaggio retired following the 1951 season, but a new super star, Mickey Mantle, took over in Yankee Stadium’s center field in 1952. Mantle, the powerful switch-hitter who blasted tape-measure home runs and was often tortured by leg ailments, became the number one box office draw in baseball. He was the American League’s most valuable player in 1956 and 1957, putting together a triple crown season in 1956. Mantle came into baseball when television was just catching on, and with the Yankees reaching the World Series and appearing on national TV seemingly every season, he became the face of the game during the decade. For info log onto the website by clicking here
The U.S. Constitution and other writings by Ken Mondschein,phd , published by Canterbury Classics San Diego: The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders’ inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey. For info log onto the website by clicking here
100 American Women Who Changed the World by Lisa Brooks and Katie Burjek ,published by Publications International Ltd: Read about the inspiring women who changed the course of history.Includes women in eight different categories: arts and entertainment; journalists, writers, and poets; civil rights leaders; abolitionists, suffragettes, and activists; athletes; scientists; politicians; and pioneers and icons. Accompanying full-color photographs capture the spirit of each woman and the significance of her contributions. For info log onto the website by clicking here
See Some Accessories and other products we saw at Book & Book Con Expo 2019:
Clearly Bluetooth Speaker: Sound beyond size, amazing 5 Watts of Sound My Audio’s most powerful speaker, Built in Volume Control ,Control volume on unit or connected device. Rechargeable Battery 1000 Mah Battery , 6-8 hours playback. Cool Blue Glow, Blue light Glow during music playback and very economically priced at $59.99 See more about Clearly Bluetooth Speaker by clicking here.
Woodulisten Carved beechwood Bluetooth Mini Speakers: woodulisten, natural sounding, Bluetooth Speakers in a carved beechwood shell. True Wireless Stereo Technology (TWS) – you can use them individually or pair them together for an amazing Stereo Audio Experience. (They even pair with the new My Audio Pets. A Built-in mic for hands-free calls or communicating with Alexa or Google (if paired with those devices), Long-lasting (up to 6 hours) rechargeable Batteries for portability and a touch of elegance with your music wherever you are. A clean design from any angle all you see is the beautiful natural wood. Again very well priced for a set of 2 at $69.99 , See more info about Woodulisten Carved beechwood Bluetooth Mini Speakers by clicking here.