After hearing Dan Simmons talk about Black Hills a little in the BookBanter interview, I’m looking forward to seeing just what the book turned out to be.
Brandon Sanderson, as well as many others, have been raving about Dan Well’s debut novel, I am Not a Serial Killer, and I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to its hype.
A lot of people have been to Hearst castle; that enormous palace located on the Pacific Coast Highway a little after the quaint town of Cambria. If you’ve been, you know that it was built by incredibly wealthy Hearst family and primarily by William Randolph Hearst. But who is the man behind the marble halls and stairways? And if you haven’t been to Hearst Castle, after reading this book, you’re going to want to.
In The Chief the reader gets an insight into Hearst’s life, from the very beginning, with his rise to riches, the glamorous parties he held at his home with celebrities, and how his life came to a close. With almost seven hundred pages of information on the life of one of the riches men in the world, as well as a thorough index and pictures throughout, this is a book that can benefit all.
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Originally published on December 3rd 2001.
Originally published in the Long Beach Union.