Book reviews.

Review: WWE Encyclopedia 3rd Edition

October 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Wrestling fans rejoice – the 3rd Edition of the WWE Encyclopedia is finally here. Back in 2009, WWE and DK teamed up to bring wrestling fans the first ever WWE Encyclopedia. At the time it was “the definitive guide to World Wrestling Entertainment,” and it was truly a must have for any wrestling fan as it covered everything in WWE history to that point in 364 pages. Three years later, in 2012, the partnership released the 2nd Edition of the WWE Encyclopedia. That was the “updated and expanded definitive guide to WWE,” and it was 410 pages. Like the one that came [...]

Book Review: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches

May 5, 2016 // 2 Comments

The partnership between WWE and DK Publishing has produced some of the highest quality WWE books ever, and that partnership’s latest release certainly lives up to the high standards that they’ve set. In WWE: The 100 Greatest Matches, best-selling author Dean Miller returns to write in-depth about 100 WWE matches. Each match takes up two pages and details the lead up to the match, the match itself, and the aftermath of the match. All the text is broken up with wonderfully placed, high-quality pictures. In total, the 9.2 x 0.8 x 11.1-inch hardcover book contains 208 pages including [...]

Book Review: 30 Years of WrestleMania

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The WWE partnership with DK Publishing has resulted in some really great historical WWE books. There’s the two encyclopedia’s and the WWE 50 book. Now, there’s 30 Years of WrestleMania, which released on September 15th. Like its predecessors, 30 Years of WrestleMania is a beautiful and wonderfully put together hardcover book. If you have the WWE 50 book, it’s about the same size as that (smaller than the two encyclopedias). Nice glossy pages with gold foil trim makes it look really slick. The book is authored by Brian Shields and Dean Miller, both veteran authors and [...]

Review: The Power of Right Believing

October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Power of Right Believing: 7 Keys to Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Addiction Author: Joseph Prince Publisher: FaithWords Genre(s): Faith, Religious Hardcover: 368 pages ISBN: 978-1455553143 Price: $24.00 A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. What you believe is powerful. If you can change what you believe, you can change your life! Many today are struggling to control their behaviors and actions because they don’t have control over their emotions and feelings. They don’t have control over their emotions and feelings because they don’t have control [...]

Quick Daily Review #8: Superfly The Jimmy Snuka Story [Book]

January 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

Quick Daily Review #8: Superfly The Jimmy Snuka Story [Book] Author: Jimmy Snuka, Jon Chattman Publisher: Triumph Books Hardcover: 213 pages * A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. Jimmy Snuka’s prime as a wrestler was a few years before my time; my earliest memories of seeing the Superfly in action was during his early 90s WWF run where he was a solid mid-card act. As I got older and was able to acquire tapes and eventually the Internet, I was able to see some of Snuka’s older stuff from the late 70s to early/mid 80s and was able to appreciate what he meant for [...]

Quick Daily Review #2: Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die [Book]

January 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Quick Daily Review #2: Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die [Book] Author: Willie Nelson Illustrator: Micah Nelson Publisher: William Morrow Hardcover: 175 pages * A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. Willie Nelson is an undeniable American legend of Country-Western music. But there has always been more to Willie than his music; he’s an actor, a writer, and an advocate for several causes. He has written a few books before, both non-fiction and fiction, including an autobiography. This book is “musings from the road,” and that’s quite accurate. The book is [...]

Review: Patriots Of Treason

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Author: David Thomas Roberts This was a review copy, provided at no cost to the reviewer. It should be duly noted right out at the forefront of this review that this is definitely a very in your face kind of book as it relates to its political dealings. Unashamedly, it’s a tin foil hat wearing, ‘right wingers’ kind of book mixing elements of current events and the author’s own imaginings. And it does have a political agenda. Everything from the content, the timing of the release, and the author’s background and bio on the jacket sleeve will give you this much info. That said, if [...]

Book Review: Dead Man Wins Election

November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dead Man Wins Election: The Ultimate Collection of Wacky and Unbelievable Tales from Politics Author: Phil Mason Publisher: Sourcebooks Paperback: 272 pages ISBN: 978-4022-6673-7 Released: August 1, 2012 With Election Day just a few hours away, it’s the perfect time to sit down and read a book that does a great job of showing just how useless politicians are and how corrupt many of these people are. This book is packed with tales of stupid public servants, corrupt elections, the idiocy of voters, and any other “wacky and unbelievable” thing you can think of. If, for whatever [...]

Book Review: Tolkien’s World – A Guide to the Peoples and Places of Middle-earth

October 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tolkien’s World: A Guide to the Peoples and Places of Middle-earth Author: Gareth Hanrahan Illustrator: Peter Mckinstry Publisher: Insight Editions Hardcover: 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-60887-180-3 Released: October 2, 2012 Tolkien’s World is the “unofficial and unauthorized guide to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.” To start off with, this is a beautiful hardcover book. It’s big too, and I don’t mean in terms of page count. It’s 11.8×10.4×0.5 inches. It isn’t just pictures and paintings though, it’s really more of a brief encyclopedia of [...]

Review: Legends of Pro Wrestling

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers Author: Tim Hornbaker (Forward by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka) Publisher: Sports Publishing Paperback: 560 pages ISBN: 978-1-61321-075-8 Released: July 1, 2012 The word “encyclopedia” isn’t mentioned anywhere in the title, but don’t let that fool you. Legends of Pro Wrestling is a wrestling encyclopedia, and a darn good one at that. There hasn’t been many attempts at a wrestling encyclopedia, and outside of the WWE produced one none have been a “must have” for anyone [...]

Review: Predator Nation

May 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America Author: Charles H. Ferguson Publisher: Crown Business Hardcover: 384 pages ISBN: 978-0-307-95255-4 Released: May 22, 2012 You may know Charles Ferguson as the director and writer of the 2010 Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job, which examined the financial crisis from 2007-2010.  If you watched that documentary and liked it and agreed with it, then this book is for you. Predator Nation is essentially a book follow-up/extension to Inside Job. It’s also a book the left will love and eat up [...]