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Featured Reviews

The Story of the Other Wise Man (1896) - Henry Jackson van Dyke  (Grade:A)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) - Dr. Seuss  (Grade:A-)
The Birds' Christmas Carol (1886) - Kate Douglas Wiggin  (Grade:B+)
A Christmas Classic
A Christmas Carol (1843) - Charles Dickens  (Grade:A+)
The Gift of the Magi () - O. Henry  (Grade:A+)
In God We Trust : All Others Pay Cash (1966) - Jean Shepherd  (Grade:A)
MOVIE REVIEWS:


Winter Light [NattvardsgÅ sterna] (1962) - Ingmar Bergman  (Grade:A-)
About Schmidt (2002) - Alexander Payne  (Grade:A-)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes  (Grade:A-)

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Compass marker 02/27/17:


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was born in Portland, ME on February 27, 1807.


John Steinbeck (1902-68), 1962 Nobel Laureate, was born in Salinas, CA on February 27, 1902. Read Orrin's reviews of Of Mice and Men (1937)(Grade: A+), The Grapes of Wrath (1939)(Grade: A-)(#10 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century) and The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)(Grade: B)


James Thomas Farrell (1904-79) was born in Chicago, IL on February 27, 1912. Read Orrin's review of Studs Lonigan (1932-35) (Grade: D) (#29 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)


Lawrence Durrell (1912-90) was born in Jullundur, India on February 27, 1912. Read Orrin's review of The Alexandria Quartet (1957-60) (Grade: F)(#70 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)


Irwin Shaw [IRWIN GILBERT SHAMFOROFF] (1913-1984) was born in The Bronx, NY on February 27, 1913. Brothers Judd recommends The Young Lions (1948) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1970)


Victor Hugo (1802-85) was born in Besancon, France on February 26, 1802. Read Orrin's review of Les Miserables (1862)(Victor Hugo 1802-85) (Grade: A/B+)


Robert D. Novak was born February 26, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois. Brothers Judd recommends Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000 (2000) (Robert D. Novak 1931)


Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) was born in Naples, Italy on February 25, 1873.


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was born in Limoges, France on February 25, 1841.


Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) Manchester, ENG on February 25, 1917. Read Orrin's review of A Clockwork Orange (1962)(Grade: A+)


Karl May (1842-1912) was born in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, GER on February 25, 1842. Read the Brothers Judd review of Winnetou 1893).

Wilhelm Karl Grimm (1786-) was born in Hanau, Germany on February 24, 1786.


Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was born in Boston, MA on February 24, 1836.


John Peter "Honus" Wagner (1874-1955) was born in Mansfield (Carnegie), PA on February 24, 1874.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born in Halle, Germany on February 23, 1685.


W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868-1963) was born in Barrington, MA on February 23, 1868. Brothers Judd recommends The Souls of Black Folk (1903)


Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was born in in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1875. Read Orrin's review of Tarzan of the Apes (1912)(Grade: A+)


Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), famed Diarist, was born in London, ENG on February 23, 1633.


George Washington (1732-99) was born in Bridge's Creek, Westmoreland County, VA on February 22, 1732. Read Orrin's review of Rules of Civility: The 110 Precepts That Guided Our First President in War and Peace (1997)(George Washington 1732-1799)(edited and with notes by Richard Brookhiser) (Grade: A)


W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-73) was born in Yorkshire, ENG on February 21, 1907.




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