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The Great Big War

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Review by SoTB

Short on Time Books is proud to bring you the first release from an exciting new author!

TheGreatBigWarBy:  Bob Nick Shields

The war happened, but only Bobby Booclear remembers it.

It lasted less than a day but, in less than six hours, an eleven-year-old boy became a war criminal. In Westchester County, New York.

It’s that kind of story. And Bobby is, finally, telling his version of what happened on that day, in 1954.
In a rousing tale filled with cap guns, spin-the-bottle, flavored ice cubes, water bombs, fireworks and more hammy death scenes than your parents would ever let you watch, when you were little, first-time author Bob Nick Shields re-creates a long-ago summer
and the thrill of innocence in a funny and touching fictional account of what it was like to be a kid before every family had a television.

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Dreams of a BiPolar Mind

Sunday, July 29, 2012 Review by SoTB

DreamsofaBipolarMind

By:  Jacob Barton

Poet Jacob Barton has always and will always be bipolar but was diagnosed in April of 2012. Writing out the dreams and conversations he has while in a manic or depressed mood has taken the form of poetry. The poems in this collection were written through the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, and are a roadmap to Barton’s life. By sharing his words with the world, Barton hopes he can help other people with mental disorders to unlock and release the thoughts that create a pain no one else can understand.

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Hell on Wheels

Sunday, July 1, 2012 Review by SoTB

HellOnWheels

This captivating biography reveals the details of sports legend, Cindy McCoy’s inspirational life story. Cindy escaped a difficult youth, in which she faced abuse and abandonment, by becoming a professional skater as a teen and traveling on an international roller derby team with The National Skating Derby, Inc. Roller Games.

Fans in Australia became like a surrogate family to young Cindy and those fans soon voted her Rookie Queen, an honor that was never repeated in Roller Games history. This moving narrative, about a young woman, who gave everything she had to the sport she loved, will appeal to fans of roller derby as well as readers of all ages just learning about this fascinating sport.