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The Mad Monk is Back in Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

The Mad Monk is Back in Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Uniquely plotted, this book offers up a journey connected to the odd mind of Rasputin; the man who was given the historical honor of causing the downfall of the Russian Royal Family. Fiction melds with fact, as the […]

Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

Culture Worrier Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change by Clarence Page Bolden Books Paperback, $17.00 448 pages ISBN: 978-1-932841-92-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “These pages represent some of the valuable lessons I’ve learned about people and media over the past three decades. Among them: 1) Politics is more than a game. 2) Nothing […]

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young Berrett-Koehler Publishers                                                               […]

Picture Flagler at the Florida Heritage Book Festival

Picture Flagler at the Florida Heritage Book Festival     St. Johns County, FL – As part of the 7th Annual Florida Heritage Book Festival, the St. Johns County Bookmobile is visiting the campus of Flagler College. The Bookmobile will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, between the Flagler […]

An Obama’s Journey

An Obama’s Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures by Mark Obama Ndesandjo Globe Pequot Press Hardcover, $25.95 392 pages ISBN: 978-1-4930-0751-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing […]

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. University of North Carolina Press                                                                     Hardcover, $30.00                                                       352 pages ISBN: 978-1-4696-1800-5 Book Review […]

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $27.00                                                       288 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-33276-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind […]

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea by Bill T. Jones Princeton University Press Hardcover, $24.95                                                       104 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-691-16270-6   Book Review by Kam Williams “In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African-American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life… Presenting personal revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking photographs… and featuring […]

The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

The Imperfect Marriage Help for Those Who Think It’s Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry Howard Books Hardcover, $24.99                                                       252 pages ISBN: 978-1-4767-3874-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “Marriage is a battlefield. Trust us, we know. Our marriage has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial ruin, and the consequences of our own inner struggles… However, we […]

Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally […]