Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Biography/Memoir , Historical , Non-Fiction / September 11, 2011

Title: Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy Author(s): Caroline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Michael Beschloss Publisher: Hyperion Release date: September 14th 2011 Price: $33.33 (Hardcover + 8 CDs) Summary In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be heard and read in this deluxe, illustrated book and 8-CD set. Shortly after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband’s legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an…

Night (Oprah’s Book Club) ebook by Elie Wiesel
Biography/Memoir , Historical , Non-Fiction / September 9, 2011

Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father, Shlomo, in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust and toward the end of the Second World War. The Holocaust in itself was a tragic and terrible event. This book was difficult to read only because it makes you realize what horrendous things humans are capable of. This book is a heart-wrenching story that is a must read for anyone interested in the Holocaust. “Powerful” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Title: Night (Night Series #1) Original release date: January 1st 1960 Genre: Non-fiction, memoirs, history, war Summary Night A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family…the death of his innocence…and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again. ebook 1st rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆

Only Time Will Tell ebook by Jeffrey Archer
Historical , Mystery , Thriller / August 29, 2011

Only Time Will Tell is a debut book of the five books planned in Clifton Chronicles Series by author Jeffrey Archer. First released March 11th 2011, the ebook version of it is scheduled to released August 30th 2011 by St. Martin’s Press. Set in WWII, between 1920-1940, the story revolves around the main protagonist Harry Clifton, the son of a war hero, but later years would reveal his true father. This 400 pages book tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. Genre: Historical, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Summary The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told my father was killed in the war.’ But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, or the first born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns the Barrington Shipping Line? It fueled with a great beginning, a seemingly simple flow, clever references to the well-known and obscure and above all, a charming use…

The Buddha in the Attic ebook by Julie Otsuka
Historical / August 24, 2011

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka is a historical fiction novel published Knopf on August 23rd 2011. It 144 pages was a good quick read. Told in the the 2nd person plural, this book doesn’t have much of a narrative. Rather it is a accumulation of experiences of Japanese mail order brides who arrive in California in the early 20th century. They marry strangers and have lives fulled of hard work in agriculture, domestic service or small business, and raise Americanized children. The novel ends with the deportation of the Japanese Americans to internment camps during WWII. The last chapter is told from the POV of the white townspeople who are left behind and easily resume their lives without the Japanese residents. Available in Hardcover, ebook, and Audiobook. ebook 1st rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Becoming Marie Antoinette ebook by Juliet Grey
Historical , Romance/Drama / August 10, 2011

Marie Antoinette Trilogy was a thoroughly researched and well-written series from Juliet Grey. The first book of this historical fiction trilogy, Becoming Marie Antoinette, released August 9th 2011 by Ballantine Books in ebook and paperback editions. Becoming Marie Antoinette starts with a young Austrian archduchess, before she became Marie Antoinette. This book describe all political machinations that went on to secure the Austria and France alliance through the marriage of two young people, Marie Antoinette and Louis Auguste, regardless of their feelings. Through it 464 pages, Author shows us what a strong and compassionate person Marie Antoinette was. Despite constant unfavorable judgment from Empress Maria Theresa, her mother, she constantly strove to make her happy. Within the corrupt world of Versailles, Antoinette worked hard to keep her morals. Antoinette struggled to learn who she could trust and who she could not and it becomes clear in this book how lonely of a life it must have truly been. Marie Antoinette Series books in release order: #1. Becoming Marie Antoinette #2. Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow (scheduled for release on summer 2012) #3. TBA 2013 Pros: It has all aspects that historical fiction book should have; facts accuracy and details,…

Victory and Honor ebook by W.E.B. Griffin
Historical , Series , Thriller / August 8, 2011

Honor Bound series by W.E.B. Griffin now entering to the sixth installment. Victory and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin with William E. Butterworth IV is the sixth addition to to the series and third Griffin-Butterworth collaboration after Death and Honor and The Honor of Spies. This New York Times bestselling author WEB Griffin’s book has a choppy and sporadic drama and make it 352 pages story more like non-action story because the book tells the switch from combat in wartime to espionage in “peace” time. Published Putnam Adult and is scheduled for release on August 9th 2011, Victory and Honor available in ebook, audiobook, and hardcover version start from $12.99 at B&N. Synopsis Adolph Hitler is dead and buried outside his bunker, the World War II (WWII) in Europe all but over, but there is no rest for Cletus Frade and his weary OSS buddies. Not only is the agency being raided by other departments for its personnel, its depleted staff must now cope with the furtive activities of former ally Joseph Stalin’s clandestine agents. Victory and Honor races from one world war to what threatens to be the next. Honor Bound Series books in release order: #1. Honor Bound #2….