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This book gives a comprehensive and thorough history of the United States government’s plans for surviving a nuclear war. The book spans the Atomic Age, with detailed information from the Truman through Obama administrations, with occasional references to the comparatively primitive security measures under earlier presidents. There are a number of interesting stories in the […]

Imperial Passions is a sweeping historical novel told from the perspective of Anna Dalassena, who at the beginning of the tale is a 14-year-old orphan girl living with her grandparents. Over the course of the novel, she grows up, marries, becomes a mother, and through it all is witness to many major events during a […]

(Presented in the order I reviewed them, beginning with the most recent.) Imperial Passions – The Porta Aurea, by Eileen Stephenson. A sweeping historical novel that explores every facet of life in the Byzantine Empire. Full Review. Ocean Echoes, by Sheila Hurst. A dream-like journey into the mysteries of the ocean and the human psyche. […]