Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 18, 2017

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By La Quetta M. Shamblee, MBA By La Quetta M. Shamblee, MBA 
Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 18, 2017 
Jeff’s Book PicsBy Jeff Brown FAMILY MATTERS By Marc Garlett 

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: 

Prime Minister.“He was speaking

Endurance: A Year in Space, A

to the nation, the world, and indeed 

Lifetime of Discovery by Scott 

to history...” May, 1940. Britain is 
A stunning, personal memoir 


at war. The horrors of blitzkriegfrom the astronaut and modern-day 

have seen one western Europeanhero who spent a record-breaking 

democracy after another fall in rapidyear aboard the International 

succession to Nazi boot and shell. 
Space Station—a message of hope 

Invasion seems mere hours away.Justfor the future that will inspire for 

days after becoming Prime Minister,
generations to come.The veteran of 

Churchill must deal with this 
four spaceflights and the American 

horror—as well as a skeptical King,
record holder for consecutive days 

a party plotting against him, andspent in space, Scott Kelly has 

an unprepared public. Pen in handexperienced things very few have. 

and typist-secretary at the ready,
Now, he takes us inside a sphere 

how could he change the moodutterly hostile to human life. He 

and shore up the will of a nervousdescribes navigating the extreme 

people?In this gripping day-by-day,
challenge of long-term spaceflight, 

often hour-by-hour account of howboth life-threatening and mundane: 

an often uncertain Churchill turned 
the devastating effects on the body; 

Britain around, the celebrated writer 
the isolation from everyone he 

McCarten exposes sides of the greatloves and the comforts of Earth; 

man never seen before. He reveals 
the catastrophic risks of colliding 

how he practiced and re-wrote hiswith space junk; and the still more 

key speeches, from ‘Blood, toil,
haunting threat of being unable 

tears and sweat’ to ‘We shall fightto help should tragedy strike at 

on the beaches’; his consideration of 
home--an agonizing situation Kelly 

a peace treaty with Nazi Germany,
faced when, on a previous mission, 

and his underappreciated role in thehis twin brother’s wife, American 

Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, 
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 

how 25 days helped make one manwas shot while he still had two 

an icon.Using new archive material,

months in space.Kelly’s humanity, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-

compassion, humor, and determination resonatethe-scenes moments that changed the course of

throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-history. It’s a scarier—and more human—story

tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful than has ever been told. 

inspiration that sparked his astounding career, 

and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will Already Awake: Dialogues with Nathan

be the next, ultimately challenging, step in Gill by Nathan Gill 

spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph Nathan Gill is a rare voice in contemporary

of the human imagination, the strength of the spirituality. Speaking with consistent clarity, he points

human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy. out that all prescriptions for escape from the drama

of separation instead serve as its reinforcement.

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought Compiled from transcripts of one-to-one dialogues

England Back from the Brink by Anthony and group meetings, the talks featured in Already

McCarten Awake present the essential message of non-duality

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter in a profound yet straightforward way. Also included

comes a revelatory look at the period immediatelyby way of an introduction to the main text, is a revised

following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to version of Nathan’s first book, Clarity. 

All Things By Jeff Brown 


Your Self, Aware Presence, knows no resistance to thus love itself; and like water that is not affected byany appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; likethe shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy,
the empty space of a room it cannot be disturbedimperturbable peace, love that knows no oppositeand is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it isand freedom at the heart of all experience....this isintimately one with whatever appears on it and is your ever-present nature under all circumstances. 


Several local authors will sign and sell their booksgunfighters including A Fraternity of Gunslingers:

at the Third Annual Winter Solstice Craft Fair True Stories of Wild West Gunmen vols1& 2 and 

and Flea Market on December 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Last Deputy; Bradbury romance novelist

at the Statue Plaza and Grace Fellowship Church,Marisela Adams, author of the trilogy Faith

1551 Huntington Drive. The event is sponsoredBetrayed, will present her new novel spy thriller

by the Duarte Historical Society & Museum andnovel KissZZZzzz. Claudia and Alan Heller will 

co-sponsored by the City of Duarte. The fair will be selling their books: Life on Route 66; Duarte

feature vintage items, antiques, food booths andChronicles; and Curiosities of the California 

entertainment. Desert. 

Authors will include Richard Singer and hisSpecial guest will be Larry Walls and his recently

newly released The Renaissance Years: the History released book: Hurdles: Struggles of a Blackman

of Monrovia; Elizabeth Pomeroy and her manyin the Land of Milk and Honey, an autobiography.

books on local history including Pasadena: aWalls is a Duarte High School graduate and his

Natural History and her popular books Lostbook details his life of turmoil growing up in

and Found I and II; Abe Hoffman and his newlyDuarte’s Rock Town, his college days of football

released California’s Deadliest Earthquakes:and track, and his career with the County District

A History; Randy King’s various books on Attorney’s Office. 



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