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I'd like to share what I know about: my three beautiful granddaughters, strong family bonds, books, of course, politics (mainly conservative, but not radical)

I'd like to discover more about: almost any topic in history

I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, and I read as many of them as I can. Being the President of the local library board for over 33 years has given me a source of books at no cost, and as a member of Amazon Vine I receive up to 4 free advance reader's copies of … more

reviewed HAT DANCE. October 28, 2013
It's always a treat to come upon a new writer in the detective field, one who introduces a main character who is quite different from the usual type we read about. This new detective is the only female …
reviewed Shanghai 1937. September 24, 2013
There have more than likely been several thousand books written about World War II, both the European front and the Pacific part. It seems that the subject of the fight between Japan and China might be …
reviewed Murder in Vatican City. September 24, 2013
Gabriel Allon, Israeli intelligence agent and expert art restorer, keeps trying to retire from his espionage past. To this end he is, once again, in Vatican City restoring an old painting. Unfortunately, …
reviewed The Fifth Assassin. September 24, 2013
This book is the sequel to the author's "The Inner Circle", and retains most of the characters from that book. Once again our hero, Beecher White, an archivist at the National Archives in …
reviewed Killing Jesus. September 24, 2013
This is a very difficult book to review, as you can imagine whenever you read and try to write a review concerning a book about a religious figure. I know that the authors say that this is not a religious …
reviewed Murder in Sarajevo. September 06, 2013
The "murder" in the title is not the one most people associate with Sarajevo, that of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, which led to the beginning of World War I. This murder takes place …
As the author of this well written book states, most studies of World War I concentrate almost solely on the trench warfare in France and Belgium, and to some degree on the battles in the East between …
This is another excellent addition to the series concerning Gabriel Allon, Israeli spy and art restorer. He keeps trying to retire to his small cottage in Cornwall, but world events conspire to get him …
The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)
I happened on this book purely by accident. It is the first Gabriel Allon novel I've had, but after reading it I know that it will not be the last. The plot is quite interesting, and the action moves …
reviewed Revolutionary Summer. August 19, 2013
Revolutionary Summer
This book is the perfect companion to "Revolutionary Summer", which I reviewed a few days ago. In this book we see the beginning of the struggle for American independence as it evolved in Massachusetts, …
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September 07, 2010
Congrats on earning the Lisa See badge in Cafe Libri. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future badges too!
August 11, 2010
Hey there, Frank, I'm Lunch's Community Manager and I noticed your status update about needing a hand in importing your reviews. It looks like you've got a bunch in already, but if you still need help, please feel free to contact me! I'd be more than happy to :)
August 11, 2010
Thanks for replying Devora. I know the reviews I wrote before the first import got over to Lunch, but now I have new reviews on Amazon and I'd like to get them imported also. Is there some way to do that? I tried the import program I received initially, and that doesn't work.
September 03, 2010
Hi Frank, my apologies for the late response. @Adrianna just pointed me to this and I don't know how I overlooked your comment, but I can give you some tips now!  After you've imported your reviews, there are two ways that you can continue posting reviews:

One is through Lunch This, a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser.  You can check out this FAQ page for more information.  Another way is to click on the big, green "Write a Review" button at the top right side of the page.  You can check out this FAQ page for more instruction.  Please feel free to message me if you have any further questions, Frank!
September 07, 2010
I must be a complete dummy, because I've tried through both Internet Explorer and Firefox to post my new reviews (there are several) to Lunch, and neither works at all!
September 07, 2010
Hey Frank, no worries!  I'm more than happy to give you pointers until you understand it :)  So let's say for example you want to post a review for Eat Pray Love, so click on that link and underneath the photos of the book cover on the right side of the page, you'll see a link that says "Write a Review", where you will be led to this page and you'll be able to rate the book, give your review a title as well as post your review.  Let me know how that goes, Frank!
September 07, 2010
My reviews are already titled and written and posted on Amazon. How do I get them over to your site?
September 08, 2010
Ahhhh, thanks for clarifying!  So you would still get Lunch This for your browser (here's the how-to page on that again).  Once you do that, go to the page of your Amazon reviews.  Underneath each review is a link that says "PermaLink".  Click on the PermaLink of the review that you want to import, and then click the Lunch This button.  That should do it.  Let me know how that goes :)
September 08, 2010
Thank you very much for the help! It worked perfectly and my latest reviews are posted on Lunch. Now I can keep posting reviews as I get them done on Amazon. Thanks again!
September 08, 2010
Wonderful! :)
August 10, 2010
Hi Frank, so glad to have you on Lunch! I'm definitely enjoying your book reviews. Based on your profile interests I thought you might also be interested in checking out the Public Policy community and this review by @coldsteel7 on the BP Gulf Oil Spill.   You might also enjoy @Fionnchu's review of John Steinbeck, as it sounds you have a great appreciation of literature and authors. Have fun exploring and I'll look forward to more of your informative and interesting reviews!
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