Sunday, March 8, 2015

In God We Trust by Gerald Rahelich

Most people are familiar with the term "political correctness," but few Americans know that it was originally conceived in Frankfurt, Germany, in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It was here that communists formed The Institute for Social Research. Political correctness, or cultural Marxism, along with a doctrine called Critical Theory were designed to bring about the triumph of socialism on the world stage. When Hitler came to power in the 1930s, the communists of the Frankfurt School fled to the United States, bringing with them their political ideologies. They concluded that in order for socialism to triumph, Western Civilization would have to be destroyed; and destroying Western Civilization would mean destroying its foundation-Christianity and the nuclear family. With the advent of the Vietnam War, these communists saw an opportunity to put their plans into action. Today we are experiencing firsthand how political correctness and the culture war started by the left are destroying our country. Gerald Rahelich's In God We Trust dares to speak the truth about what is happening in our society. The book examines our history and the factors that make America the greatest nation on earth. It also addresses the evils of socialism, the weapons they use, and how the radical left and socialists have infiltrated every facet of American life. This groundbreaking new book concludes with suggestions for combating the leftist assault on America. In God We Trust is not politically correct, nor is it for the faint of heart-but it is a must-read for every patriotic American.

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147872644X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478726449

    Editorial Reviews


    In God We Trust is a brilliantly written response to the assaults on the foundational values of the United States of America. Gerald Rahelich is concise, yet thorough as he analyzes the method of attack that the left is making on American values.  Bill Howard-Readers' Favorite

    Full of solid facts, sound historical information and truth, In God We Trust is an effective salvo in the battle for the hearts and minds of our nation and the future of our great society. Every American patriot should own a copy and be sharing it with everyone they know. Bill Howard-Readers' Favorite

    In God We Trust: The Left's War Against America by Gerald Rahelich presents the American people with incontrovertible truths and historic documentation of the behind-the-scenes efforts underway to alienate America from its democratic foundation, in favor of a bound-to-fail socialist code of behavior. Lee Ashford - Readers' Favorite

    In God We Trust will anger Communists, Fascists, Socialists, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, and every other organization with its sights set on imposing upon America its own vision of societal utopia. Let us hope it also angers the real power-brokers in this country: the voting public. Lee Ashford-Readers' Favorite 

    In God We Trust: The Left's War Against America by Gerald Rahelich is an elaborated conservative critique of the Left. Is the American dream in jeopardy? Mr. Rahelich's discourse is bold and downright. To some, it might even seem a little harsh. Nonetheless, it is backed up by an array of socio-economic and political research. Kelly Santana-Readers' Favorite 

    About the Author

    Gerald Rahelich's passion for history and economics led him to a teaching career in New York City's high schools. He holds a BA from Long Island University and an MA from New York University. Now retired, Mr. Rahelich resides in Staten Island, New York, and spends much of his time traveling the world.

  • My take:
    Finally!  An author ready to speak the truth, tackle tough issues, and forget about all the PC (political correctness) crap. Great job Mr. Rahelich.  An interesting read.


    Gone Before, by Judy Fisher

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    As a child Judy Fisher doubted, and feared, the idea that those who have crossed over can be with us in our lives on Earth. As an adult, she faced the illness and subsequent death of her mother, which taught her more about life and death than she could ever imagine... Gone Before tackles the complicated and emotional issue of life after death in an intelligent, compassionate way, taking the reader on the author's quest not only to cope with her grief but come to terms with death and what comes afterward. It's a compelling story of the miracles that occur as this life morphs into the next, and an uplifting lesson of love and hope.

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (December 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478745541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478745549

  • A small paperback, but worth the read. It did read fairly quickly.  I always enjoy books about end of life, what happens after death, and the spiritual aspects of it all. Great job by the author depicting these traits.


    The Whites by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

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    The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege--by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge.

    Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-1990s, when a young Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an aggressive anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while struggling with an angel-dusted berserker on a crowded street. Branded as a loose cannon by his higher-ups, Billy spent years enduring one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all post-midnight felonies from Wall Street to Harlem. Mostly, his unit acts as little more than a set-up crew for the incoming shift, but after years in police purgatory, Billy is content simply to do his job.

    Then comes a call that changes everything: Night Watch is summoned to the four a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, and this time Billy's investigation moves beyond the usual handoff to the day tour. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a twelve-year-old boy--a savage case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese--the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family.

    Razor-sharp and propulsively written, The Whites introduces Harry Brandt--a new master of American crime fiction.

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1St Edition edition (February 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805093990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805093995
    An intense novel you will not want to put down. A must read. Loved this book!


    Gwendolen by Diana Souhami

    "A bold feat of imagination . . . . Intriguing and moving: a fictional recovery of the woman’s interior experience . . . and a powerful meditation upon the nature of creativity. Both an arresting interpretation of George Eliot’s work and a compelling fiction in its own right." —Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch
    In an astonishing unsent love letter, a 19th-century Englishwoman looks back at her formative years, when she fell in love with one man but married another—the richest bidder—to save her family
    Gwendolen Harleth, an exceptionally beautiful upper-class Englishwoman, is gambling boldly at a resort when she catches the eye of a handsome, pensive gentleman. His gaze unnerves her, and she loses her winnings. The next day, she learns that her widowed mother and younger sisters, for whom she is financially responsible, have lost their family’s fortune. As a young woman in the 1860s with only her looks to serve her, Gwendolen’s options are few, so when Henleigh Grandcourt, a wealthy aristocrat, proposes to her, she accepts, despite her discovery of an alarming secret about his past.
    During their marriage, Grandcourt is psychologically and physically brutal to her, shattering her confidence. Gwendolen begins to encounter the alluring gentleman from the resort—Daniel Deronda—in her social circles, but Grandcourt, cold and calculating, takes pains to isolate her from everything she loves. Gwendolen’s desperation nearly overcomes her, until an unexpected turn of events suddenly liberates her from Grandcourt’s tyranny and leaves her financially independent. Newly free, but riddled with insecurity and desire, Gwendolen must take painful steps to shape a life that has not gone according to plan.
    Gwendolen and her world, originally creations of George Eliot, are inhabited and brought to sympathetic and nuanced life in this irresistible debut novel by Diana Souhami, an award-winning British biographer.

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (March 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627793402
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627793407


    The Disappearing Dolphins by Jennifer Kelman

    Can You See the Disappearing Dolphins? Kevin and his twin sister Jackie always enjoy going to the beach with their mommy, but Kevin can tell that today will be extra-special. As he and Jackie start building a sandcastle, Kevin sees a fantastic sight: a dolphin, jumping and playing in the ocean. Kevin is known for his vivid imagination, and when he tells Jackie about the dolphin, she doesn't believe him. As he watches the joyful antics of the dolphin in the sparkling sea, Kevin is convinced that the dolphin is real-even he couldn't make up something this fantastic! Determined to share the magic of the dolphin, Kevin sets out on an adventure of discovery that will create lifelong memories for him and for Jackie. With warm, comforting language and beautiful illustrations, The Disappearing Dolphins is sure to become a favorite with anyone who cherishes the wonder of the natural world as seen through children's eyes.

  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147874779X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478747796

    A very sweet children's book.  About a brother and sister who go to the beach. The brother sees dolphins and believes they are speaking to him through their bodies.  This book reminds me of when I was a child. Being so young but having such a big imagination. Loved the book. Great quick read for a child.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    The Dream Walker, Land of Mystica Series Volume 1 - Michelle Murray

    Once upon Mystica there were six wizards, three light, and three dark. One day, one of the dark wizards Midnight says a spell to trap the fellow wizards. The spell goes astray, and all the wizards are trapped in stones. Now, one curious boy finds one of the stones and releases Midnight upon Mystica. Midnight gathers an army and prepares for war. Miranda is an average college age girl, until she starts having dreams of Mystica. These dreams lead her to journey through Mystica to find the one wizard that can stop Midnight, Lightning. Follow Miranda through the Ice Caves, Forest of the Lost, and the Dragons Lair. Can Miranda find and release Lightning and save Mystica?

    A great little fantasy novel. Fast read.
    Great for young boys-children.



    2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALIST! 2014 KINDLE BOOK REVIEW AWARD SEMI-FINALIST! 2014 BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION! What would you do if you lived through the apocalypse? The real fight to survive comes after everyone else is gone. A plague of epic proportion sweeps the globe, leaving less than one percent of the world’s population immune. Among the living is Autumn Winters, the teenage daughter of a famous actress. When Autumn’s parents don’t come home and the city is overtaken by a dangerous faction, she goes into hiding with a small group of underground survivors. They’re led by a mysterious young man who harbors an unearthly secret, and with whom Autumn feels a deep connection. Autumn in the City of Angels is the first novel in a series, followed by Autumn in the Dark Meadows and Autumn in the City of Lights.


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    • Series: Autumn Series
    • Paperback: 362 pages
    • Publisher: Streetlights Publishing; 1 edition (April 14, 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0989036405
    • ISBN-13: 978-0989036405

    About the Author

    Kirby Howell is the pen name for Jessica "Kirby" Alexander and Dana "Howell" Melton, who have been writing together since 2000 when they met in their first screenwriting course at the University of Alabama. Both currently live in Los Angeles with their husbands and work in the entertainment industry. The Autumn Series is their debut young adult series and will be followed by The Wayfarer Series.
    a fun read. quick read. :)

    Perfectly Flawed-How to stop suffering & start living by Gregory Kirk

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    Your Guide to the Successful Pursuit of Happiness

    Have you noticed that although each of us wants happiness, it seems to be impossible to achieve? We cling to ideas of what will make us happy—the “perfect” relationship, job, home, or achievement—but even when we accomplish these goals, we feel a nagging sense of restlessness. For all of us, it seems that life is an endless series of hurdles: no sooner have you cleared one than there is another challenge waiting in the wings. Perfectly Flawed is a compassionate, inspiring look at our insecurities and fears, allowing you to see your “imperfections” as valuable opportunities to lead you to Joy, Unconditional Love, and Peace. Author Gregory Kirk will guide you to a deeper understanding of the true nature of your faults, and will help you to see the gift your challenges have hidden within them. Perfectly Flawed gives you practical tools to improve the experience of your life, starting immediately! You will explore powerful universal truths, revealed through philosophy, spiritual tradition, psychology, and quantum physics. Suitable for everyone regardless of background or beliefs, Perfectly Flawed can help you break free of your self-imposed suffering, to embrace and cherish the precious imperfections in yourself and in the world.

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    Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 135 pages
    Publisher: ASPIRE Publications, LLC. (Aug 15, 2014)
    ISBN10: 057814512x
    ISBN13: 9780578145129
    Genre: SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness


    It's Not Your Fault by Miles Tyrone Leader, Jr.

    Learn Why Your Financial Situation Is Not Your Fault

    Are you living paycheck to paycheck, struggling financially or just flat broke? Well, you need to know, it’s not your fault. Learn why it’s not your fault, and the secret strategies you can use to change your situation. Most of society has been groomed to follow the path of going to school, getting a secure job and going into debt. Nowhere in that equation are you taught how to invest, build a business and properly secure your financial future. By the time most of us figure out our mistakes, we are either too broke, too old or too deep in debt to really care. But, no matter how broke, old or deep in debt you are, you can begin building your wealth today with the right education.
    “By design, it is meant for you to be an economic slave. It is not meant for you to have knowledge about the very system that places you into debt and keeps you financially oppressed, nor are you supposed to know the hidden forces that keep you broke as the financial elite get wealthier.” – Miles Tyrone Leader Jr., Author of It’s Not Your Fault!.

    Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (August 13, 2014)


    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

    The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" (The Chicago Tribune) and "otherworldly" (Washington Post).
    "A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a ‘capital ‘E.’"—NPR
    "A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."—USA Today (4 stars)
    "[Mantel is at] the top of her game."—Salon
    "Genius."—The Seattle Times
    One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories
    In The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel’s trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye, and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display.
    Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way.
    Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel brutally and acutely writes about marriage, class, family, and sex. Unpredictable, diverse, and sometimes shocking, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher displays a magnificent writer at the peak of her powers.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627792104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627792103


    And Then the Hawk Said ...

    Take a look at the world from "a birds-eye view"... And then the Hawk said...explores and chronicles the seven year journey between a very confused human seeking answers as well as guidance and the voice of a higher presence that one day chose to make itself known in the form of a wise and loving red tailed hawk who came to life one wintry morning in the quiet corner of a long dormant and doubt filled imagination. Revealed within the pages of this story about their journey together is the joyful discovery that a human can, in fact fly and that understanding how to suspend all disbelief in regards to what one has been conditioned to believe about themselves as well as what they are capable of creating and being can open the doors to endless possibilities in life. The Hawk patiently explains how to find the courage to walk away from the endless noise of the outside world and accept the wisdom of the often ignored but always patient voice of one's true self while intuitively cautioning along the way that this endeavor is not for the faint of heart. A deep love for the present-day world, especially it's children, as well as a growing concern over the seemingly negative mindset and course the world is taking was the inspiration for one person to find all of the courage required to make a profoundly life changing decision and that was to quite still and listen.

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478746017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478746010

  • About the Author

    D C Morris lives in a small cabin which is located in a national forest and has spent her life surrounded by the trees which she uses as the setting for this story. During her sixty years she has observed and experienced many personal and social changes in the world around her. She wrote this story to help herself understand her own life's journey better and chose to share it with others so that perhaps they, too, can find the courage to free them self from the voice of negativity and find their own unique inner "Hawk" as well.
    An inspirational book. Magnificently written. Beautiful book. A must read this year!