Silver Medal

Memory Man

By David Baldacci

A helmet-to-helmet gridiron collision causing permanent injury plays on the current awareness of football’s inherent violence. But Baldacci turns hyperthymesia and synesthesia into aninteresting if unusual character in his protagonist, Amos Decker, who becomes a cop...

The Crusades: the Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

By Thomas Asbridge

Most Americans, I would wager, know of Richard the Lionheart through the various Robin Hood movies, as the king who was busy battling in the crusades while his brother ran roughshod over the English people he left behind. King Richard was indeed an important character...

How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck

By Steve Stockman

If you have a smart phone, you have a video camera. If you use it like the vast majority of people use it, you need to read this book and quit making video that sucks. Stockman is an experienced professional cameraman, and he is passionate about helping the rest of us...

The Martian

By Andy Wier

There is a reason that this book was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. It’s a splendid story, believable and very personal. If you liked MacGyver, thought Han Solo was the real hero of Star Wars, and enjoyed the designs of Tim the Toolman Taylor,...

Wingman: Vital Connections for the Struggles Men Face

By Frank J. Correa

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Wingman was written by the pastor who officiated Jennifer and Mark’s wedding, someone I consider a good friend. But Frank has a much stronger personal bond with his “Wing Man”...