Daily Archives: November 3, 2009

The University by Jeffrey Leever

universityReviewed by Patricia Reid

Brett Duncan and his friend James Reed agreed to meet another friend at Tremont University Health Center. Brett loses track of James and then a girl appears and states she is to take Brett to James. Brett is suddenly plunged into a situation of horror and barely escapes with his life. This occasion is the last time Brett sees James Reed.

Brett goes to the police who do not offer much help but Brett was determined not to give up. He realizes that there is some type of ceremonies taking place beneath the University. Brett feels sure that something has happened to James and determines to find the truth.

Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS by Jonathan Miller

intellectualsMost people know that the Nazis were evil. However, most people don’t know that many of the Nazi leaders were superbly educated and hailed from comfortable or even affluent backgrounds. In fact, the Nazi party was full of doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors, and other professionals. My book examines why so many intellectuals in Europe helped to perpetuate the Holocaust.

The Gift of Murder Edited by John M. Floyd

giftReviewed by Patricia Reid

A Gift of Murder is an exciting collection of short stories based on Christmas but these stories are not your usual holiday tales. Nineteen authors have contributed their work to this anthology. Each author has taken a different approach and all the stories make for interesting reading. John M. Floyd has done a great job of editing. Tony Burton created the stunning cover.

Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS by Jonathan Maxwell

intellectuals1Reviewed by Douglas R. Cobb

What drove the Nazis to embark on one of the cruelest mass murder sprees in history, the Holocaust? Also, what caused even the most brilliant of the Germans, some of the country’s most renowned intellects, and many people in it upper classes – the German elite – to go along with Hitler’s mad plans of genocide, and to sometimes fanatically embrace them as their own? These are the questions that author Jonathan Maxwell tries to answer in his excellent and very well researched book, Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS.