Book Award Winner: Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery by Christopher Carosa

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Who sold the first hamburger ever? Backed by more than 300 historical footnotes, this account of the birth of the burger takes you on a journey down a delicious rabbit hole where you’ll discover the real hamburger history. It’s the mystery behind something that has touched us all […]

Book Excerpt: Barbwire, Brothels and Bombs in the Night: Surviving Vietnam

Book Title: Barbwire, Brothels and Bombs in the Night: Surviving Vietnam Author: Connard Hogan Publishing Information: Authority Publishing, 2023 Link to Buy Book: Amazon Synopsis Drafted into the army at the age of twenty, then sent to Vietnam, Connard Hogan finds himself immersed in toxic masculinity and the unpredictability of warfare. He endures the constant […]

Book Award Winner: Booze, Babe, and the Little Black Dress: How Innovators of the Roaring 20s Created the Consumer Revolution by Jason Voiovich

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis What did Al Capone, Babe Ruth, and Coco Chanel all have in common? Al Capone understood that working men just wanted to enjoy a beer after a long day at work…and that working women wanted exactly the same thing. Babe Ruth understood that people wanted a show, not […]

Book Award Winner: Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery, and Escape from the Cambodian Genocide by Mae Bunseng Taing

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis A courageous and poignant memoir of one young man’s daring escape from Cambodia’s genocidal regime Forced from his home by the Khmer Rouge, teenager Mae Taing struggles to endure years of backbreaking work, constant starvation, and ruthless cruelty from his captors–supposed freedom fighters who turned against their own […]

Book Award Winner: Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reassessment of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict by T. J. Petrowski

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis The Azerbaijani attack on the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh (formerly the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) in September 2020 shattered the illusion that this conflict is “frozen.” The forty-four-day war in 2020 was the bloodiest outbreak of violence over the separatist region since the conflict began in the late […]

Book Review: The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization By Peter Zeihan Reviewed by Peter Clarke The future, according to global analyst Peter Zeihan, is going to be bleak for much of the world. In his 2022 book, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning, Zeihan argues persuasively […]

Book Award Winner: The Harriet Tubman Way: An Inspirational Guide to Self-Love, Empowerment, and Legendary Leadership for Girls

Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD Synopsis Harriet Tubman is known in history for her many courageous actions on the Underground Railroad leading dozens of people to freedom. But how did a little slave girl who never learned to read or write grow up to become a respected and legendary leader who served so many throughout her […]