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The Confessor (20014) - Mark Allen Smith  (Grade:B-)
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (1958) - Eric Newby  (Grade:A+)
The Martian (2011) - Andy Weir  (Grade:A)
Shop Class as Soulcraft : An Inquiry into the Value of Work (2009) - Matthew B. Crawford  (Grade:A)
Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I (2014) - Charles Spencer  (Grade:A+)
The Tehran Conviction (2010) - Tom Gabbay  (Grade:B+)
Reflections on a Ravaged Century (2000) - Robert Conquest  (Grade:B)
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Compass marker 08/27/15:


Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) , was born in Hungary on August 27, 1865. Brothers Judd recommends her great novel The Scarlet Pimpernel


[Cecil Scott] C.S. Forester (1899-1966) was born on August 27, 1899. Read Orrin's review of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1948) (Grade: A)


Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-73), one of the worst men ever to become President of the United States, was born in Stonewall, TX on August 27, 1908. Read Robert Caro's awesome biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson


Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was born on August 26, 1884. Read Orrin's review of the first Charlie Chan mystery, The House Without a Key (1925)(Grade: B)


Christopher Isherwood (1904-) was born in Cheshire, ENG on August 26, 1904.


Brian Moore (1921-99) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25, 1921. Read Orrin's reviews of Black Robe (1985)(Grade: B+) and The Statement (1996) (Grade: A)


Jean Rhys (1894) was born in Roseau, Dominica on August 24, 1894. Read Orrin's review of Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)


Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was born in Belsano, PA on August 24, 1898.


A.S. Byatt (1936-) was born in Sheffield, ENG on August 24, 1936. Read Orrin's review of Possession: A Romance (1990)(Grade: A+)


Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was born in London, ENG on August 24, 1872. Read Orrin's review of Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story (1911)(Grade: A)


Dorothy Parker, American short story writer/poet/critic and wit, Aug. 22, 1893 - 1967


Ray Bradbury (1920-) was bon in Waukegan, IL on August 22, 1920. Read Orrin's reviews of Fahrenheit 451 (1953) (Grade: A-) and Dandelion Wine (1957)(Grade: A+)


E. Annie Proulx (1935-) was born in Norwich, CT on August 22, 1935. Read Orrin's review of The Shipping News (1993)


Peter Weir (1944-) was born in Sydney, Australia on August 21, 1944. Read Orrin's review of The Truman Show.


Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was born in Brighton, ENG on August 21, 1872.


Isaac Hayes (1942-), the Black Moses of Soul, was born in Covington, TN on August 20, 1942. Brothers Judd especially recommends Live At The Sahara Tahoe.


H. P. (Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was born in Providence, RI on August 20, 1890. Read Orrin's review of At the Mountains of Madness (1931) (Grade: B+)


Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born in North Bend, OH on August 20, 1833.


Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/critic/translator and winner of Nobel Prize 1959, Aug. 20, 1901 - 1968


Orville Wright (1871-1948) was born in Dayton OH on August 19, 1871. The 19th is celebrated as Aviation Day in his honor.




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