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Curse of Rocky Colavito by Terry Pluto
""The Indians didn't knock the Rock, they just traded him. The date was April 17, 1960."
That was the day my hero worship of Rocky Colavito began. He is still my favorite ball player. I am not alone.
"Many are aware of Rocky's limitations. But th..." Read more of this review »
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Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio
"Author does a surprisingly good job of avoiding the easy comparison between now and 1963, instead allowing my own brain to make the connections. For each Walker I thought of a Ted Nugent, for each Alger I thought of Palin. Especially large in my m..." Read more of this review »
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Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
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When I finished Caro's book on LBJ assuming the presidency in 1963 I was worn out and wanted to take a break from "serious" reading. I went thru my Kindle looking for some light fiction and found a little that I hadn't read, but somehow it was very u ...more
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty
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Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by Thomas Doherty
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939
by Thomas Doherty
read in September, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book as a window into the culture of the 1930's. While it's logical to assume this happened, I was not aware of the extent to which Hitler and his henchmen tried to influence the US motion picture industry. Doherty weaves a ...more
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A Separate Peace by John Knowles
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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
"This book was an amazing surprise, start to finish. Madeline Miller brings the old heroes and gods alive in ways I could not imagine. The story, which I thought I knew, is new and vivid and completely transplanted in my brain. Miller's love for th..." Read more of this review »
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
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Snow-Storm in August by Jefferson Morley
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A very interesting book. Morley is a professional writer, not a historian (but heck, I'm neither!) and it does show from time to time. Sometimes he can't resist to tell us what the characters are thinking and I believe he has no earthly method of kno ...more
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