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Featured Reviews

How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower (2009) - Adrian Goldsworthy  (Grade:A)
Out Stealing Horses (2003) - Per Petterson  (Grade:A+)
A Voyage Around My Room (1795) - Xavier de Maistre  (Grade:B+)
Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex (2015) - Michael Hitzlik  (Grade:A)
How the West Won : The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (2014) - Rodney Stark  (Grade:A+)
The Tatra Eagle (2012) - J. Victor Tomaszek  (Grade:A)
Cato: A Tragedy (1713) - Joseph Addison  (Grade:A+)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1953) - Charles A. Lindbergh  (Grade:A+)
MOVIE REVIEWS:


Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick  (Grade:A-)

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Tom Brokaw (1940-) was born in Yankton, SD on February 6, 1940. Read Orrin's review of The Greatest Generation (1999)(Grade: D+)


Ronald Reagan (1911-) was born in Tampico, IL on February 6, 1911. Read Orrin's reviews of: Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan (1999)(Edmund Morris)(Grade: A/F),What I Saw At the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era (1990)(Peggy Noonan 1950-) (Grade: A-)and On the Brink; The Dramatic Saga of How the Reagan Administration Changed the Course of History and Won the Cold War (1996)(Jay Winik) (Grade: A+)


George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-) was born in Baltimore, MD on February 6, 1895. Brothers Judd recommends Robert Creamer's great biography: Babe: The Legend Comes to Life


John Guare (1938-) was born in New York, NY on February 5, 1938. Read our review of Six Degrees of Separation (1990).


Bob Marley (1945-81) was born in Rhoden Hall, Jamaica on February 5, 1945. Brothers Judd recommends Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley (Timothy White)


Hank Aaron (1934-) was born in Mobile, AL on February 5, 1934. Read Orrin's review of I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story (1991)(Henry Aaron (1935-) with Lonnie Wheeler)(Grade: A)


Robert Coover (1932-) was born in Charles City, IA on February 4, 1932. Read Orrin's review of The Universal Baseball Association, Inc. : J. Henry Waugh, Prop. (Grade: A-)


Russell Hoban was born in Lansdale, PA on February 4, 1925


Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-74) was born in Detroit, MI on February 4, 1902. Read Orrin's reviews ofThe Spirit of St. Louis (1953) (Grade: A+) andLindbergh (1998)(A. Scott Berg) (Grade: A+)


Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was born in New York, NY on February 3, 1894.


Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was born in Allegheny, PA on February 3, 1874.


Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg, GER on February 3, 1809.


James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907.


Paul Auster (1947-) was born in Newark, NJ on February 3, 1947. Read Orrin's reviews of The Music of Chance (1990) (Grade: A-) and Paul Auster's City of Glass: A Graphic Mystery (1994) (adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli) (Grade: A)


Thomas M. Disch (1940-) was born in Des Moines, IA on February 2, 1940. Read Orrin's review of The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World (1998)


James Joyce (1882-1941) was born in Dublin, IRE on February 2, 1882. Read Orrin's reviews of:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)(Grade: F), Ulysses (1918)(F x Googleplex), Finnegan's Wake (1939)(Grade: G) and The Death of a Joyce Scholar: A Peter McGarr Mystery (1989)(Bartholomew Gill 1943-)


James Dickey (1925-97) was born on February 2, 1925. Read Orrin's review of Deliverance (1970) (Grade: A+)


Ayn Rand (1905-82) was born on February 2, 1905. Read Orrin's review of Anthem (1946)(Grade: A)


Reynolds Price (1933-) was born in Macon, NC on February 1, 1933


John Ford (1895-) was born in Cape Elizabeth, ME on February 1, 1895. He was recently named one of Brothers Judd Ten Greatest Cultural Figures of the 20th Century.




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