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John Wayne by Scott Eyman
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Excellent biography of a fascinating man. A ton of research must've went into this book. There's a lot more here than John Wayne: there's a lot of old Hollywood in general. Eyman stays pretty much on the fence about Wayne's controversial and politica ...more
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Red by Sammy Hagar
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I was a big Van Halen fan as a kid and liked Hagar's era better than Roth's. I read this book because I wanted to hear the VH story from Hagar's viewpoint. I enjoyed the earlier parts of the book and learning of Hagar's childhood, very much a rags to ...more
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The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
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Filled with common sense and wisdom the modern world seems to have forgotten. Very short. Recommended.
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The Welsh and Their Literature from The London Quarterly Revi... by George Borrow
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Excellent introduction to some of the Welsh poets/bards/writers of old. The first few chapters contain some very good bits of history regarding ancient Wales. Those bits are worth reading if you'd like to understand not only early Wales more, but als ...more
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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
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I was kind of expected some serious girl-power but it wasn't there (knee jerk on my part). Very quotable and poetic. Tons of insight and wisdom for someone 22 years old. Keller was extremely well read at a young age, and considering the setbacks the ...more
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The Grey King by Susan Cooper
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Only one more to go in this very good series of books. I enjoyed this one almost as much as The Dark Is Rising (which is actually Book Two but can be read as Book One... of the series called The Dark Is Rising - a little confusing). Susan Cooper is a ...more
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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
"This is an astonishing book on many levels. He tells the story of the Wright Brothers, and evocatively captures their time, but the alert reader will notice that the author is also slyly making a grand point about 2015: what made the Wright Brothe..." Read more of this review »
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The Greek View of Life by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
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Truly a wonderful book for understanding the fundamentals of the ancient Greeks. If you're looking for an introduction to Greek thought, start here. Highly recommended.
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How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett
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Excellent. Not so much on time-management but more about changing one's perspective on facing daily life. Well worth your time. Great reading by Mark F. Smith too.
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Literary Taste by Arnold Bennett
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One of the best things I've read on the subject of reading. No snobby airs or pretense: just good advice for everyone who loves reading and wants to understand the love of reading better. Highly recommended.
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C.S. Lewis
“I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.”
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“Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.”
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George MacDonald
“There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing.”
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Douglas W. Phillips
“Think long and hard about the way you invest your children's time. Time is treasure. And where your time investment is, there you will find the heart of a child. Invest the majority of his time in entertainment, and his heart will be turned to love of pleasure. Invest his time in peers rather then family, and his heart will be with the peers more than his family. There is a time and place for all good things in balance, but wise parents will steward the treasure of time, and in so doing, shepherd their children's hearts.”
Douglas W. Phillips

“A book, a good chair, my pipe, and a good bed to go to when night falls, and I'm as happy as one can be in this very trying world.”
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