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+)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick (Grade:A-)
Brothers Judd Daily
Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
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+)
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
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-)
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.
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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