Selected Shorts XV

There are some more books coming down my pike, but meanwhile, here’s a few quickies that might interest you readers and writers: The Red Room First, there’s the Red Room. What with the big bookstores or newspapers all but folding their tents with respect to informing the public about books by the best authors, or […]

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Selected Shorts XIV

Publishing – As if it weren’t hard enough to make a splash with a book – literary or monetary – Hitch News reports that Harper Collins has launched a new imprint that affects the struggling or mid-list writer: • The imprint will give no advances on books. • No returns will be accepted from bookstores. […]

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Stalingrad – The Air Battle: 1942 Through January 1943, by Christer Bergstrom

This book, and the one I’ll blog on next week about Kursk, are rather unique in the context of military history. Bergstrom gives the airmen’s perspective in great detail, and he works that aspect of the text into what’s already been written about Stalingrad’s chronology. Besides the historical chronology, he’s written insets about the planes, […]

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