Thursday, March 26, 2015

With the truce holding, now is the time....


With the truce holding in Ukraine, now is the time to read “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press) an historical novel of “betrayal, drama and love. “ Then--- in Klara’s day--- (the Russian Revolution and Civil War ) and now, the Crisis in Ukraine, conflict caused displacement. JDC reports 2,500 internally displaced Jews have been  aided by that humanitarian organization after those Jews fled fierce fighting in Eastern Ukraine. Hope the truce holds; or is this just a lull in the war so both sides can rearm? Klara’s Journey,” http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Wherever books are sold, also an ebook, kindle, nook. In Florida: Liberty Book Store, 330 N Clematis St #117, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561) 906-5399 West Palm Beach, FL, www.libertybookstore.com . In New York area, J. Levine Books and Judaica, 5 West 30th St. NYC, levinejudaica.com Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cold War and the Crisis in Ukraine and East Europe


As the Ukraine-Russia crisis drags on, what was unthinkable at the end of the old Cold War now, in the new Cold War, seems not quite so unlikely to many Poles and Eastern Europeans: “that the great Russian behemoth will not be sated with Ukraine and will reach out once again into the West. The thought is darkening the national mood and rippling across the (East Europe) entire region in ways that reflect a visceral fear of an aggressive and unpredictable Russia,” notes the NYT today. Chk out  “Klara’s Journey,” an historical novel, a story of “betrayal, high drama and love,” (Marion Street Press). http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lest we forget.


Lest We Forget: Re the murder of Boris Nemtsov, "The atmosphere of mad aggression created by the state television ... has signaled that you could do anything to the people expressing a different view, this will benefit the Motherland," Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the Novaya Gazeta, a newspaper critical of the Kremlin, told the AP .  http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Wherever books are sold, also an ebook, kindle, nook. In Florida: Liberty Book Store, West Palm Beach, FL, www.libertybookstore.com . In New York area, J. Levine Books and Judaica, 5 West 30th St. NYC, levinejudaica.com Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com

 

 

celebrate "National Reading Month,"


Celebrate “National Reading Month” by checking out “Klara’s Journey,” (Marion Street Press), an historical novel and a story of “betrayal, high drama and love,” during the brutal Russian Civil War, the forerunner of today’s Cold War between the West and Russia.  http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Wherever books are sold, also an ebook, kindle, nook. In Florida: Liberty Book Store, West Palm Beach, FL, www.libertybookstore.com . In New York area, J. Levine Books and Judaica, 5 West 30th St. NYC, levinejudaica.com Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

With Nemtsov murder, now is ....


With the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, Russia has become "unhinged." Now is a good time to read "Klara's Journey," (Marion Street Press) an historical novel re Russia and Ukraine. http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Wherever books are sold, also an ebook.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Incredible India

As noted here previously Israel and India have been drawing closer in geopolitical affairs. Also, Israel firming friendships with Asia countries. Good move! For background, check out my chapters on India, Burma, Vietnam, in  "The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond," (Globe Pequot Press) : http://amzn.to/J3Z47T  ebook also. Wherever books are sold, including J. Levine Books and Judaica, levinejudaica.com. Follow me on twitter @bengfrank

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Myanmar, making progress.

Myanmar. Making progress. But with elections due in Myanmar this year, AungSanSuuKyi says removing the law that bars her from becoming president would be a big step towards becoming a true democracy. Check my Burma chapter in "The Scattered Tribe, Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond," (Globe Pequot Press) http://amzn.to/J3Z47T, also ebook. ._ Follow me on twitter @bengfrank. www.bengfrank.blogspot.com