Barry Webb

The Silk and the Sword

By Ron Singerton - Published 2016



This book’s title reflects Rome’s desire to control the silk trade, which meant destroying its primary competitor in the 1st century ...Read Review

Tribune of the People

By Dan Wallace - Published 2016


The century before the emergence of Julius Caesar saw the Roman Republic devolve into a kleptocracy where a handful of wealthy senators, using ...Read Review

The Damned of Petersburg

By Ralph Peters - Published 2016



The action in this novel centers on the town of Petersburg, Virginia, located just south of Richmond. In the summer and fall of 1864 ...Read Review

Passwords to Paradise: How Languages Have Reinvented World Religions

By Nicholas Ostler - Published 2016



In Ostler’s book, he attempts to show whether and/or how a religion changes when its message is translated from its original ...Read Review

Day of Atonement: A Novel of the Maccabean Revolt

By David A. deSilva - Published 2015


The story line of this debut novel revolves around the increased oppression dished out by the regime of Antiochus IV and his puppeteers ...Read Review

The Patriot Threat

By Steve Berry - Published 2015



This is a book on taxes! Only a lawyer would write a novel on taxes, and only Steve Berry could turn a book ...Read Review

Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

By James E. Ransome (illus.) - By Lesa Cline-Ransome - Published 2014


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The language and illustrations used indicate that this is a children’s book; however, the artwork is well done and can be appreciated ...Read Review

The Talmud: A Biography

By Harry Freedman - Published 2014



By “Talmud,” the author means the so-called Babylonian Talmud rather than the Jerusalem Talmud since it is the former that has had the ...Read Review

The Maze of the Last One

By Christopher Marrs (trans.) - By Mohammad al-Ahmad - Published 2014



This book purports to be a novel about the last Jewish family in Iraq.  While it does include some passages about a particular ...Read Review

The Ark Before Noah

By Irving Finkel - Published 2014



The focus of this book is a small tablet Dr. Finkel stumbled upon recently that had been sitting unnoticed among the British Museum’...Read Review