The Autobiography of an Idea (1924) - Louis Henry Sullivan (Grade:B)
A False Spring (1975) - Pat Jordan (Grade:A+)
On the Edge (1998) - Patrick St Aubyn (Grade:C+)
Resurrection Bay (2015) - Emma Viskic (Grade:B)
Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty (2016) - Dan Jones (Grade:A+)
Native Angels: A Peter Boone Novel (1995) - William Jaspersohn (Grade:B)
The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism (2008) - Geoff Nicholson (Grade:B)
The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man (2014) - Luke Harding (Grade:B)
Conservatism: from John Adams to Churchill (1956) - Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (Grade:B+)
The Black Spider [Die schwarze Spinne] (1842) - Jeremias Gotthelf (Grade:A)
Second Treatise of Government (1689) - John Locke (Grade:B+)
A Republic, If You Can Keep It (2019) - Neil McGill Gorsuch (Grade:A-)
The Pedestrian (1951) - Ray Bradbury (Grade:B+)
Rams (Hrútar) (2015) - Grímur Hákonarson (Grade:A+)
It Happens Every Spring (1949) - Lloyd Bacon (Grade:B)
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John F. Kennedy (1914-63) was born in Brookline, MA on May 29, 1914.
Walker Percy (1916-1990) was born in Birmingham, AL on May 28, 1916. We especially recommend The Last Gentleman, and Orrin reviewed The Moviegoer one of the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century.
Edmund Morris (1940-) was born in Nairobi, Kenya on May 27, 1940. Read Orrin's review of Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan (1999)(Grade: A/F)
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), was born in St. Mary's County., MD on May 27, 1999. An alcoholic, VD ridden, philandering, Stalinist, he went to prison for refusing to testify before HUAC, but he also wrote one of the great novels of all time, The Maltese Falcon (1930)(read Orrin's review, Grade: A+) & virtually created the hard-boiled private eye genre.
Herman Wouk (1915-) was born in New York, NY on May 27, 1915. Read Orrin's review of The Caine Mutiny (1951)(Herman Wouk 1915-)
John Wayne (1907-1979) was born in Winterset, IA on May 26, 1907. He & John Ford collaborated on two of the greatest movies ever made: The Quiet Man (1952) & The Searchers (1956) and together made the Brothers Judd Ten Greatest Cultural Figures of the 20th Century
Washington Roebling (1837-1926) , who succeeeded his Dad as chief engineeer on the Brooklyn Bridge, was born in Saxonburg, PA on May 26, 1837. Read Orrin's review of The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972)(David McCullough 1933-) (Grade: A+)
Happy Birthday to Bill McCarthy (May 24)
Garry Wills (1934-) was born in Atlanta, GA on May 22, 1934. Read Orrin's review of Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (1992).
Happy Birthday to Betsy Booth (May 22)
Vance Oakley Packard (1914-96) was born in Granville Summit, PA on May 22, 1914. Read Orrin's review of A Nation of Strangers (1972)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was born in Florence, Italy on May 21, 1265. Read Orrin's review of The Inferno (1314)(translation 1994)(translated by Robert Pinsky 1940-) (Grade: A+)
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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