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Book Review : The Columbus Affair (Steve Berry)

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Book: The Columbus Affair
Author: Steve Berry
ISBN:  1444740784
Publisher: Hachette India
No. of Pages: 448
Book Courtesy: http://the-vault.co.cc/

Christopher Columbus went on three voyages and hoped that they would give him recognition and financial aid for his next. But, false promises were made to him, and in the end he lost more than just money. He was threatened to be imprisoned, but Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand had other plans in mind for him. He was  once again given funds to embark on a fourth journey to the New World. What happens during this journey, who suffered at the hand of his mighty sword and what he found that he hoped would stay buried forever is what we learn as author Steve Berry reveals the facts and events of The Columbus Affair.
An all-new cast of characters in a standalone thriller from the bestselling writer.
What if Christopher Columbus set out for the New World carrying the most valuable treasure known to history – the lost treasures of the Temple of Jerusal…

Book Review: Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - the Ten-Year Search for Osama Bin Laden (Peter Bergen)

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Book: Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - the Ten-Year Search for Osama Bin Laden Author: Peter L. Bergen  ISBN: 1847922015  Publisher: Bodley Head No. of Pages: 384 Book Courtesy: http://the-vault.co.cc/

Non-fiction and History is an outright strange combination that requires intensely solitary writing and profound collectivity on subject.  'Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad’  is example of such a book that will take you step-by-step, event-after-event, right from 9/11/2001 to 3/2/2011 (Date of Osama Bin Laden’s Death). Book is based on exhaustive research by Peter L.  Bergen and on exceptional access to White House official documents that makes it a bona fide book on Mission to hunt down mastermind of the biggest terrorist attack in American History.
It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript ofHoly War, Inc., the story of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had once interviewed in a mud hut in Afghanistan--and his declaration of…

3 years and Still I'm writing!!

I had a friend who always used to push me to write what I feel and I always told her “Writing is your thing, not mine” and insistence always used to push away on that moment. But as they say “You never know what is in sands of time” so Time changed, things changed and most importantly I changed. It was June, 2009 when I first wrote something that’s really not an article but it was something that I had in my mind. I wrote about how I got my bike and registered a blog on blogger.com with domain “oddagainstcrowd.blogspot.com” and made first post on My Blog. Shared it on orkut and facebook with some friends of mine who really wanted to shoo me by saying “okay I will read”, not all but, some actually read it as I told them to read. Later after a month or so, I changed the domain name to “anjit-speaks.blogspot.com” and started writing more frequently, regardless of language, subject and theme, and I actually started enjoying it. Earlier I used to write only when I stay alone or feel like …

Book Review: The Innocent (David Baldacci)

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Book:  The Innocent Author: David Baldacci ISBN:   
1447214897 Publisher: Pan McMillan India No. of Pages: 400 Book Courtesy: http://the-vault.co.cc/
It’s the first time when I got my hands on something written by David Baldacci and now I regret why I haven’t read anything of him before. Seeing the cover of book my perception part activated and started making guesses about the plot and first one was a common American who turned against some extremely powerful System to save her daughter. But as soon as I read the plot it vanished into thin air and I cursed my perception once again. I am still amazed with David Baldacci’s capability of scattering the plot into million pieces but putting them back together with so much precision.
“America has enemies — ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can’t stop. That’s when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.
But Will Robie may have just made the first —…