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How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower (2009) - Adrian Goldsworthy  (Grade:A)
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+)
MOVIE REVIEWS:


Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick  (Grade:A-)

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Darren Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 12, 1969. Read Orrin's review of the movie Pi (1988) (directed by Darren Aronofsky 1969-)


Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) was born in Hodgenville, KY on February 12, 1809. Brothers Judd recommends Lincoln (1995)(David Herbert Donald)


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York, NY on February 12, 1909.


Charles Darwin (1809-82) was born in Shrewsbury, ENG on February 12, 1809. Brothers Judd recommends the excellent critical analysis Darwin on Trial (1993) (Phillip E. Johnson)


Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was born in Moscow, Russia on February 10, 1890. Read Orrin's review of Doctor Zhivago (1956)(Boris Pasternak 1890-1960) (Grade: B-)


Berthold Brecht(1898-1956), German playwright, was born in Augsburg, Bavaria on February 10, 1898.


Alban Berg was born in Vienna, Austria on February 9, 1885


Alice Walker (1944-) was born in Eatonton, GA on February 9, 1944. Read Orrin's review of The Color Purple (1982)(Grade: B+)


John Grisham (1955-) was born in Jonesboro, AR on February 8, 1955. Read our review of The Firm (1991).


Jules Verne (1828-1905) was born on February 8, 1828. Read Orrin's review of Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) (Grade: A+)


Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was born in St. Louis, MO on February 8, 1851. Read Orrin's review of The Awakening (1899)(Grade: B+)


Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Landport, ENG on February 7, 1812. Read Orrin's reviews of A Christmas Carol (1843)(Grade: A+), A Tale of Two Cities (1859)(Grade: A+) and Great Expectations (1860-61)(Grade: A+)


Sir James Murray (1837-) was born in Denholm, Scotland on February 7, 1837. Read Orrin's review of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998)(Simon Winchester) (Grade: B+)


Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was born in Sauk Centre, MN on February 7, 1885. Read Orrin's review of Main Street (1920)(Grade: C)


Sir Thomas More (1477-1535) was born in London, ENG on February 7, 1477. Read Orrin's review of A Man for All Seasons (1960)(Robert Bolt) (Grade: A+)


Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-) was born in Pepin, WI on February 7, 1867.


Gay Talese (1932-) in Ocean City, NJ on February 7, 1932. Read Orrin's review of Honor Thy Father (1971) (Grade: A)


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+)


George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895-) was born in Baltimore, MD on February 6, 1895. Brothers Judd recommends Robert Creamer's great biography: Babe: The Legend Comes to Life




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