The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. (1974) - Nicholas Meyer (Grade:B+)
The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State (2015) - William McCants (Grade:A)
Neoconomy: George Bush's Revolutionary Gamble with America's Future (2004) - Daniel Altman (Grade:B-)
The Conservative Mind: from Burke to Eliot (1953) - Russell Kirk (Grade:A+)
What it Takes : The Way to the White House (1992) - Richard Ben Cramer (Grade:A+)
The Unmaking of a Mayor (1966) - William F. Buckley, Jr. (Grade:A+)
Winter Light [NattvardsgŠsterna] (1962) - Ingmar Bergman (Grade:A-)
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Jose Saramago, author of The Stone Raft (1986), was born November 16, 1922
William E. [Edmund] Barrett (1900-86) was born in New York, NY on November 16, 1900.Read Orrin's review of The Lillies of the Field (1962)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972) was born in Kirkwood, MO on November 15, 1887. In 1952 she won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her Collected Poems. She was famously a big baseball fan and particularly loved Christy Mathewson.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was born in Paris, FR on November 14, 1840.
P. J. O'Rourke (1947-) was born in Toledo, OH on November 14, 1947. Read Orrin's review of Parliament of Whores : A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (1991) (Grade: A)
George V. Higgins (1939-99) was born in Brockton, MA on November 13, 1939. Read Orrin's review of The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1971)(Grade: A)
C. Vann Woodward (1908-) was born in Vanndale, AR on November 13, 1908. Read Orrin's review of The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955)(Grade: B)(#70 on the Modern Library Top 100 Nonfiction Books of the 20th Century)
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. Read Orrin's review of Treasure Island (1881)
John Phillips Marquand (1893-1960) was born in Wilmington, DE on November 10, 1893. Read Orrin's review of his Pulitzer Prize winner The Late George Apley: a Novel in the Form of a Memoir (1937)(Grade: B)
Martin Luther, born in Eisleben [ICE-lay-ben], Saxony (1483). He was 33 when, "for the purpose of eliciting truth," he tacked his 95 thesesóor propositionsóonto the door of Wittenberg's castle church (October 31, 1517).
Roland Emmerich, director of The Patriot (2000), was born in Stuttgart, Germany on November 10, 1955.
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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