Omaha author recognized nationally through Reader Views Literary Awards

Omaha, NE -- The READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS recognized Three Things Matter Most: Linking Time, Relationships, and Money by Omaha author Brett Atlas in the category of Self-Help as a Bronze Award Winner. The competition is judged by reviewers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. The Reader Views Literary Awards program is recognized industry-wide as one of the most respected...

Book Review of ‘The Whiskey Rebellion’ by William Hogeland

William Hogeland’s The Whiskey Rebellion was published in 2006, well before the Bourbon Boom, and well before Lin Manuel Miranda had children rapping about Alexander Hamilton as a hero. Brilliant though Hamilton was, he was tone deaf and out of touch with the people. He was also conniving, manipulative and unscrupulous in the pursuit of what he believed to be loftier objectives.  History...

Book Review of ‘Bourbon & Bullets: True Stories of Whiskey, War and Military Service’ by John Tramazzo

I am comfortable admitting that I likely wouldn’t have read this book if John Tramazzo hadn’t sent me a copy of it. I follow Tramazzo (Bourbonscout on Instagram), but I wasn’t all that interested in a collection of stories where soldiers drank together. When I saw that Fred Minnick wrote the foreword, I knew this book wasn’t what I thought it would be. A celebrated author and military...

Book Review of ‘Bourbon Justice’ by Brian Haara

In the book’s foreward, Fred Minnick himself tells us, “let me be clear: I cannot express how important this book is to bourbon history.” I’ve read and reviewed multiple Minnick books and they are amongst the very few I recommend to others. He’s spot on about Brian Haara’s phenomenal new book Bourbon Justice- This is instant classic material. Like many of you, I became aware of...

Book Review of ‘Barrel Strength Bourbon’ by Carla Harris Carlton

Like Bourbon itself, new books on the topic continue to be released all the time. Some people try and read everything they can (guilty), some people want just an overview, and some people just want a book for their coffee table or bar. Then comes a book like Barrel Strength Bourbon that works for everyone. You may know her as “The Bourbon Babe” on the Internet, but Carla is an...