WRATH OF THE FURIES: Roman detective Gordianus the Finder tries to go undercover amid angry Greeks bearing arms – #bookreview

  Wrath of the Furies A Novel of the Ancient World Steven Saylor Minotaur Books – hardback, Kindle As a young student, I deliberately avoided the ancient world—all of those armless and headless statues, magnificent carved-stone structures collapsed into rubble, “wonders of the world,” and gods and goddesses who allegedly had both magical powers and … Continue reading WRATH OF THE FURIES: Roman detective Gordianus the Finder tries to go undercover amid angry Greeks bearing arms – #bookreview

The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes – #biography #bookreview

    The Obelisk and the Englishman The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes Dorothy U. Seyler Prometheus Books – hardback, Kindle   Early in the 19th century, a young Englishman repeatedly risked death and overcame numerous dangers as he sailed along the Nile River and journeyed into deserts, discovering and documenting important details about … Continue reading The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes – #biography #bookreview

Journey to the Wilderness: A family’s Civil War letters about hope, honor, love, sacrifice, and the despair of death and defeat – #bookreview

Journey to the Wilderness War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters Frye Gaillard New South Books – paperback, Kindle The Civil War ended 150 years ago. Yet, it remains alive in many aspects of American culture and politics. For those of us who grew up in the South in the 1940s and 1950s, … Continue reading Journey to the Wilderness: A family’s Civil War letters about hope, honor, love, sacrifice, and the despair of death and defeat – #bookreview

Halley – This fine, intense #YA novel explores the harsh lives that women and children faced in 1930s rural Georgia – #bookreview

Halley Faye Gibbons (NewSouth Books – hardcover, Kindle)   Life was tough in the mountains of ¬†northeast Georgia during the Great Depression. And it was particularly hard for women, who had virtually no rights and no say in important matters, especially if they were unmarried. The rural mountain life also was tough for children, who … Continue reading Halley – This fine, intense #YA novel explores the harsh lives that women and children faced in 1930s rural Georgia – #bookreview

The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York – #bookreview

  The Mob and the City The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York C. Alexander Hortis (Prometheus Books, Kindle, hardcover)   Forget The Godfather, its sequels and numerous other, famous “Mafia” movies. This excellent book cuts straight through the hype, fictions, and glamorizations to tell “the hidden history of how the street … Continue reading The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York – #bookreview

Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel – A cool detective procedural set in ancient Rome – #mystery #bookreview

    Enemies at Home A Flavia Albia Novel Lindsey Davis ¬†( Minotaur Books, hardback, Kindle ) Can a 29-year-old widow make it as a private detective in first century A.D. Rome? Flavia Albia has some friends in semi-high places. And she has one very important family connection: She is the adopted daughter of Marcus … Continue reading Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel – A cool detective procedural set in ancient Rome – #mystery #bookreview

Computing with Quantum Cats – Strange and exciting times are ahead – #science #bookreview

Computing with Quantum Cats From Colossus to Qubits John Gribbin (Prometheus Books – hardcover, Kindle) John Gribbin’s new book, Computing with Quantum Cats, is an entertaining, informative and definitely eye-opening look at quantum computing’s recent progress, as well as its exciting near-future possibilities. The “conventional” (a.k.a. “classical”) computers currently on our desktops, in our briefcases, … Continue reading Computing with Quantum Cats – Strange and exciting times are ahead – #science #bookreview

Raiders of the Nile – Steven Saylor brings fast-paced action & intrigue to ancient Egypt – #fiction #bookreview

Raiders of the Nile A Novel of the Ancient World Steven Saylor (Minotaur Books – hardcover¬†, Kindle ) Best-selling author Steven Saylor is well-known for his many books, including his Roma Sub Rosa series of historical mysteries set in ancient Rome, starring Gordianus the Finder, a B.C. equivalent of Sherlock Holmes. Now, in Raiders of … Continue reading Raiders of the Nile – Steven Saylor brings fast-paced action & intrigue to ancient Egypt – #fiction #bookreview

The Ides of April – An entertaining new Lindsey Davis detective series debut – #mystery #bookreview

The Ides of April A Flavia Albia Mystery Lindsey Davis (Minotaur Books, hardback, paperback, Kindle, Audio CD) Many fans of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first-century Rome will delight in this new spin-off series by London author Lindsey Davis. Readers eagerly seeking another unusual detective to follow may relish this series debut, as … Continue reading The Ides of April – An entertaining new Lindsey Davis detective series debut – #mystery #bookreview

Starting up? Two good how-tos: UX for Lean Startups & Managing Startups – #business #bookreview

You are eager, maybe too eager, to throw yourself and your meager funding full-force into starting a business, creating a product–yes, another app!–and getting it out to the marketplace. After all, the world wants and needs it now, you keep telling yourself. But wait, are you basing your gamble on gut instincts, the good wishes … Continue reading Starting up? Two good how-tos: UX for Lean Startups & Managing Startups – #business #bookreview