Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) (2007) - Simon Armitage (Grade:A+)
The Trial [Der Process] (1925) - Franz Kafka (Grade:C-)
The Meursault Investigation (2013) - Kamel Daoud (Grade:B-)
Walking (1862) - Henry David Thoreau (Grade:B)
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood (2008) - Mark Harris (Grade:A-)
The Thirty-nine Steps (1915) - John Buchan (Grade:A)
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia (2010) - Michael Korda (Grade:A-)
Ordet [The Word] (1955) - Carl Theodor Dreyer (Grade:A+)
Zodiac (2007) - David Fincher (Grade:A+)
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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born in Fauquier County, VA on September 24, 1755.
Stephen King was born in Portland, ME on September 21, 1947. Read Orrin's reviews of The Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)(Ill. by Bernie Wrightson)(Grade: C), Pet Sematary (1983)(Grade: C+), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999) (Grade: B), and The Green Mile (1997)(Grade: A-)
Charles Williams (1886-1945) was born on September 20, 1886. Read Orrin's review of Descent into Hell (1937)
Hank Williams (1923-53) was born in Georgiana, AL on September 16, 1923. Brothers Judd recommends the biography Your Cheatin' Heart : A Biography of Hank Williams (Chet Flippo) and the album, Forty Greatest Hits of Hank Williams.
William Howard Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States, was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 15, 1857.
Bernard MacLaverty (1942-) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 14, 1942. Brothers Judd recommends his novel Cal (1983) which was adapted into a very good movie version (1984) starring Helen Mirren.
General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (1860-1948) was born in Linn County, MN on September 13, 1860.
Bill Monroe (1911-96) was born in Rosine, KY on September 13, 1911. He created the music genre that is named for his band The Blue Grass Boys. Brothers Judd recommends The Music Of Bill Monroe 1936-1994
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
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