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Historian Alan Axelrod is the author of the business bestsellers PATTON ON LEADERSHIP and ELIZABETH I, CEOthe Great Generals series books PATTON, BRADLEY and MARSHALL, and many books on American and military history. The latest entry into his impressive bibliography is LOST DESTINY: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London --- an exploration of the origin of today's controversial military drones, as well as a searing and unforgettable story of heroism, WWII and the Kennedy dynasty that might have been. Here, Axelrod explains why the father-son relationship is central to his story and lists five other books that share that theme.

Alan Axelrod

Historian Alan Axelrod is the author of the business bestsellers PATTON ON LEADERSHIP and ELIZABETH I, CEO, the Great Generals series books PATTON, BRADLEY and MARSHALL, and many books on American and military history. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert Sharenow

Robert Sharenow is an award-winning writer and television producer.

Katie McGarry

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings and reality television, and she is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie's debut novel with Harlequin Teen, PUSHING THE LIMITS, was released on July 31, 2012. NOWHERE BUT HERE will be released on May 26, 2015.

Amelia Kidd

Amelia Kidd is a Master’s candidate at the Silver School of Social Work. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2011, with a high honors degree in Psychology and Dance. She enjoys taking ballet classes, playing her cello, and watching sci-fi television.

Elise Parsley

Elise Parsley lives in Minnesota with her husband. IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON'T! is her debut picture book.

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Jeff Ayers

The graphic novel has been steadily evolving for a few years now, moving away from the stigmatic “comic book” subject matter towards a broader, fine art consciousness. Victor Hussenot is an established French artist in his own right, and his first ever English language publication The Spectators brings all the gravity and nuance one would expect from such a unique talent. Read More

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What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators. THE SPECTATORS unfolds as a poetic and philosophical introspection on the nature of man. Victor Hussenot's palette is awash with subtle color, gently carrying the narrative and allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialogue, gentle pacing, and departure from a classic narrative structure, THE SPECTATORS is an exciting new graphic novel by a unique illustrator.

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What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators. THE SPECTATORS unfolds as a poetic and philosophical introspection on the nature of man. Victor Hussenot's palette is awash with subtle color, gently carrying the narrative and allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialogue, gentle pacing, and departure from a classic narrative structure, THE SPECTATORS is an exciting new graphic novel by a unique illustrator.

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What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators.

THE SPECTATORS unfolds as a poetic and philosophical introspection on the nature of man. Victor Hussenot's palette is awash with subtle color, gently carrying the narrative and allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialogue, gentle pacing, and departure from a classic narrative structure, THE SPECTATORS is an exciting new graphic novel by a unique illustrator.

We lost an important writer with the passing of Ruth Rendell on May 2, 2015. Her following around the world was enormous, and her Chief Inspector Wexford novels were a staple of mystery readers. Rendell also was known for her psychological thrillers written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine.
It's Children's Book Week! This year, the ever-excellent Humble Bundle has teamed with our friends at the Children's Book Council to bring some of today's best children's comics to kids, in an effort to spur excitement in reading. For the next six days, the Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week is up at Humble Bundle's website, where readers of all ages can pay what they like for a vast variety of some of the best the children's comics world has to offer. See below for the full press release, and click here to head to the bundle!