Nick Schenkel Book Reviews http://wbaa.org en Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women http://wbaa.org/post/love-inshallah-secret-love-lives-american-muslim-women <p>These essays written by young Muslim women take us into their everyday lives with extraordinary insights and writing skills. It is, as well,a thoughtful antidote to the fear expressed by many Americans towards those who profess Islam. <em>Love InshAllah</em> is a book I’m glad to recommend to your attention!</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:50:43 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 65931 at http://wbaa.org Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women The Joy of X http://wbaa.org/post/joy-x <p></p><p>Numbers…they are practical and they are magical; they are of the heavens and they are of the earth; they offer us easily grasped bounds and they move on without us with lives of their own. <em>The Joy of X</em> is a math book in which we can see beauty - &nbsp;get to delve the mathematician's fascination with the language we know as “math”.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:03:52 +0000 Bette Carson Mogridge 64795 at http://wbaa.org The Joy of X I Wear the Black Hat http://wbaa.org/post/i-wear-black-hat <p>Evil.&nbsp; It’s a term that excites our pop culture and it is the topic of today’s featured title.&nbsp; I found <em>I Wear The Black Hat</em> to be a thought provoking collection – read it and see what your review would be.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:45:10 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 63590 at http://wbaa.org I Wear the Black Hat Born to Sing http://wbaa.org/post/born-sing <p> Tom Speaker’s imagination plants us firmly in 1950’s Chicago, at the musical intersection of church gospel and that newfangled rock n’ roll. Give <em>Born to Sing</em> a spin in your own favorite easy chair - and see if you too enjoy this uplifting tale of music and joy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42:49 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 63026 at http://wbaa.org Born to Sing Monty's Men http://wbaa.org/post/montys-men <p>Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery....was – by almost all accounts - a legend is his own mind – and one of the greatest military commanders of WW II.&nbsp; This is the story of the incomparable FM Montgomery and even more, the story of the British army he led, told with verve, panache, broad and deep research and a riveting story line worthy of a fine adventure novel.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:10:05 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 62196 at http://wbaa.org Monty's Men Giraffe Reflections http://wbaa.org/post/giraffe-reflections <p>The ancient Bushman of Africa painted the giraffes they knew as “ethereal, with legs that looked like whisps of smoke…” many thousands of years later, Dale Peterson and photographer Karl Ammann write about <u>their</u> encounter with giraffes in Africa. With beautiful photography and prose, this is a fitting nod to these giant and awe-inspiring beasts that have captivated humankind for thousands upon thousands of years.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:49:32 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 61292 at http://wbaa.org Giraffe Reflections Rock Chronicles: Every Legend, Every Line-Up, Every Look http://wbaa.org/post/rock-chronicles-every-legend-every-line-every-look <p><em>Rock Chronicles</em> is 560 + pages of testament to the tenacity of Rock ‘n Roll! Written by a gaggle of music critics and introduced by the inimitable Alice Cooper, this is a visually rich compendium of facts and reviews any rock and roll fan will enjoy.</p><p></p> Sat, 10 May 2014 09:40:36 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 60714 at http://wbaa.org Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling http://wbaa.org/post/bike-snob-systematically-mercilessly-realigning-world-cycling <p>Witty, insightful, in-your-face and humorous, <em>Bike Snob</em> is an irreverent and worthy read focused on the contemporary world of bicycling – for both the avid cyclist and for those of us left wondering all the hoopla is about.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:15:54 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 59470 at http://wbaa.org Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter http://wbaa.org/post/natures-storyteller-life-gene-stratton-porter-0 <p>As a young girl growing up in the 1860s on a Wabash County, Indiana, farm, Geneva Grace Stratton received a wondrous gift from her father, Mark, who had noticed his daughter's love for nature and wildlife, especially the larks, cardinals, passenger pigeons, swallows, and hawks that flew overhead.&nbsp; He declared that all birds on the farm belonged to her, and she was to become their protector.&nbsp; "I was the friend and devoted champion of every bird that nested in the garden, on the fences, on the ground, in the bushes, in the dooryard, or in the orchard trees," she noted years earlier. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:37:40 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 58983 at http://wbaa.org Indianapolis Author Mike Mullin trilogy - Ashfall http://wbaa.org/post/indianapolis-author-mike-mullin-trilogy-ashfall <p><em>Ashfall</em> and the follow-up tale, <em>Ashen Winter</em> by Hoosier author Mike Mullin, is part coming of age story and big part adventure – taking us on a peril filled journey of discovery through a modern-day Midwest America ravaged by a cataclysmic natural disaster.&nbsp; The concluding volume, <em>Sunrise</em> will be published this Spring.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:19:32 +0000 Nick Schenkel Book Reviews 56736 at http://wbaa.org