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Northeast Student Braves World of E-Publishing

Northeast Student Braves World of E-Publishing

Karly Liska, Reporter

October 23, 2014


Filed under Books, Campus, On The Couch With The Viewpoint, Top Stories

Whitney Tyrrell, current student at Northeast Community College, proves that it is possible to publish a book.  Her book, "Waiting for Something", is on Amazon at this very moment waiting to be bought and read.  It is not very hard to publish a book on Amazon, according to Tyrrell, "The process was pretty simple, I just made an accoun...

The Life Of Neil Gaiman (So Far)

The Life Of Neil Gaiman (So Far)

October 9, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “The Art of Neil Gaiman” by Hayley Campbell; Harper Design, NY (320 pages, $39.99) ——— If you haven’t heard of Neil Gaiman, you’ve missed a major force in creative fiction in the last 20 years. His offbeat writing runs from comics to films...

New ‘Star Wars’ History Includes Fans, Franchise, Future

New ‘Star Wars’ History Includes Fans, Franchise, Future

September 30, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe” by Chris Taylor; Basic Books ($28.99, 448 pages) ——— “How Star Wars Conquered The Universe” by Chris Taylor is an immensely readable look at the worldwide impact of the “Star Wars” saga over the dec...

Kidnappers Turn The War On Terror Against America

Kidnappers Turn The War On Terror Against America

September 23, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “The Abduction” by Jonathan Holt; HarperCollins, NY (457 pages, $26.99) ——— In Jonathan Holt’s first book, he introduced readers to Capt. Kat Tapo of the Venice Carabinieri (police). She and 2nd Lieutenant Holly Boland make two interesting sleuth...

‘World of Trouble’ Shows The Planet Before Impending Destruction

‘World of Trouble’ Shows The Planet Before Impending Destruction

September 16, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “World of Trouble” by Ben H. Winters; Quirk Books ($14.95, 328 pages) ——— How would you behave the end of the world? In “World of Trouble,” Detective Hank Palace has only 14 days to live and a mystery solve — what happened to his younger s...

Author Tells How WWI Flying Ace Showed ‘Enduring Courage’

Author Tells How WWI Flying Ace Showed ‘Enduring Courage’

September 9, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — In “Enduring Courage” John F. Ross aims to revive the memory of World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who was also an early racecar driver of renown, and the creator of now-defunct Eastern Air Lines. “I spent a lot of time...

Northeast Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Northeast Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Karly Liska, reporter

September 9, 2014


Filed under Books, Top Stories

Last year, Northeast Community College sophomore Whitney Tyrrell was in the process of writing her very own novel.  Now, her book "Waiting for Something" is published and ready to be downloaded on Amazon for 99 cents.   The editor of her story is Kristina Nolze and the cover photographer is local ...

Tolkien’s 1926 Translation Of ‘Beowulf’ Published

Tolkien’s 1926 Translation Of ‘Beowulf’ Published

September 9, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary” by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien; Houghton Mifflin, NY (448 pages, $28) ——— One does not casually read “Beowulf.” It takes commitment. It also takes a good translation, and few ...

Book Chronicles Beatles’ American Tour

Book Chronicles Beatles’ American Tour

September 2, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) Ivor Davis knows exactly where he was 50 years ago today—hanging out with The Beatles. As the West Coast bureau chief for the London Daily Express, Davis was assigned to cover the first U.S. tour by the Fab Four that started with a performance at the Cow Palace...

“I of the Sun” Book Review

“I of the Sun” Book Review

Karly Liska, reporter

June 6, 2014


Filed under Books

Have you ever wanted to just pack up your bags and take off to a far away country and strike out on your own? Richard Arthur did and he tells his tales of Southeast Asia in “I of the Sun”. Shortly after his 22 birthday, Arthur left his home in the United Kingdom and took a plane to Selangor, Malaysia...

You Say You Want A Revolution?

You Say You Want A Revolution?

May 8, 2014


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) “Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Plot for Global Revolution” by Giles Milton; Bloomsbury Press, NY (400 pages, $28) ——— If you want some wonderful spy stories, and a lesson in 20th century revolution, try “Russian Roulette...

Lou Villars Is An Elite French Athlete Who Becomes A Gestapo Informant In ‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club’

Lou Villars Is An Elite French Athlete Who Becomes A Gestapo Informant In ‘Lovers at the Chameleon Club’

May 1, 2014


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By Carolyn Kellogg Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932” by Francine Prose; Harper ($26.99) ——— “Police! Open Up!” is regularly heard at the door of the Chameleon Club, the fictional cabaret in Francine Prose’s new novel set in 1930s Paris. Unconventio...

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