The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State
(2015) - William McCants (Grade:A)
Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.
(1965) - Burt Boyar (Grade:A+)
(1982) - Russell Baker (Grade:A)
The Lady and the Duke (L'anglaise et le duc)
(2001) - Eric Rohmer (Grade:A+)
(1993) - Harold Ramis (Grade:A)
Brothers Judd Daily
Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
Chaim Potok (1929-) was born in New York, NY on February 17, 1929. Read Orrin's review of The Chosen (1967)
Henry Brook Adams (1838-1919) was born in Boston, MA on February 16, 1838. Read Orrin's review of Democracy: An American Novel (1880)
Richard Ford (1944-) was born in Jackson, MS on February 16, 1944. Read Orrin's review of The Sportswriter (1986)(Grade: C)
Sax Rohmer (1886-1959) was born in Birmingham, ENG on February 15, 1883. Read Orrin's review of The Insidious Fu Manchu (1911)(Sax Rohmer [Arthur Sarsfield Ward]1886-1959)(Grade: B)
Douglas R. Hofstadter (1945-) was born on February 15, 1945. Brothers Judd recommends Godel,
Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid (1979)
Grant Wood (1892-1942) was born near Anamosa, IA on February 13, 1892. He is best, perhaps only, remembered for American Gothic
Georges Simenon (1903-89), creator of the immortal French detective Maigret, was born in Lieges, BELG on February 13, 1903. Brothers Judd recommends the whole series, try A Maigret Trio.
Darren Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 12, 1969. Read Orrin's review of the movie Pi
(1988) (directed by Darren Aronofsky 1969-)
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) was born in Hodgenville, KY on February 12, 1809. Brothers Judd recommends Lincoln (1995)(David Herbert Donald)
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York, NY on February 12, 1909.
Charles Darwin (1809-82) was born in Shrewsbury, ENG on February 12, 1809. Brothers Judd recommends the excellent critical analysis Darwin on Trial (1993) (Phillip E. Johnson)
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was born in Moscow, Russia on February 10, 1890. Read Orrin's review of Doctor Zhivago (1956)(Boris Pasternak 1890-1960) (Grade: B-)
Berthold Brecht(1898-1956), German playwright, was born in Augsburg, Bavaria on February 10, 1898.
Alban Berg was born in Vienna, Austria on February 9, 1885
Alice Walker (1944-) was born in Eatonton, GA on February 9, 1944. Read Orrin's review of The Color Purple (1982)(Grade: B+)
John Grisham (1955-) was born in Jonesboro, AR on February 8, 1955. Read our review of The Firm (1991).
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born on February 8, 1828. Read Orrin's review of Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) (Grade: A+)
Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was born in St. Louis, MO on February 8, 1851. Read Orrin's review of The Awakening (1899)(Grade: B+)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Landport, ENG on February 7, 1812. Read Orrin's reviews of A Christmas Carol (1843)(Grade: A+), A Tale of Two Cities (1859)(Grade: A+) and Great Expectations (1860-61)(Grade: A+)
Sir James Murray (1837-) was born in Denholm, Scotland on February 7, 1837. Read Orrin's review of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998)(Simon Winchester) (Grade: B+)
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The Brothers Judd - The Adventure of Great Literature
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians. -Stephen Vincent Benet
(1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster