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“A Pessimist sees the glass as half empty; A Cub Fan wonders when it's gonna spill.”
― Mike Royko”
Mike Royko

George Orwell
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell, 1984

Henry Ward Beecher
“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
Henry Ward Beecher

Elmer Kelton
“A bad habit or two is good for a man or a beast. Did you ever know a man who didn't have any bad habits? I have, and I always hated the son of a bitch." -- Charlie Flagg”
Elmer Kelton, The Time It Never Rained

Lyndon B. Johnson
“Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!”
Lyndon Baines Johnson

2059 THE WORLD WAR TWO GROUP — 2375 members — last activity 1 hour, 5 min ago
A chance to discuss books covering the Second World War, the battles, campaigns, leaders and weapons. Tantum librorum, tam brevi tempore (So many ...more
34851 The Baseball Book Club — 158 members — last activity 12 hours, 55 min ago
A book club for discussion of baseball related books, including major leagues, minor leagues, Japanese league, Negro leagues, EVERYTHING baseball! PLE ...more
178362 James Bond — 44 members — last activity Apr 17, 2018 03:51PM
A group for discussing all things Bond: Ian Fleming, creation of James Bond, MI6, book details, setting locales, details of Bond himself (dress, cars, ...more
25x33 Ask Doug Wilson, author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych — 11 members — last activity Apr 02, 2013 12:01PM
Doug Wilson will discuss his book on Mark Fidrych, the one-of-a-kind baseball player...March April 1, 2013 to April 15, 2013...
25x33 Ask Doug Wilson, author of Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson — 9 members — last activity Feb 24, 2014 05:23AM
Join author Doug Wilson as he discusses his new book, Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson. This is the first comprehensive biography ever written ...more
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