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Albert Jay Nock (1872-1945) was born in Scranton, PA on October 13, 1870. Read Orrin's review of Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943) (Grade : A+)

The blessed Margaret Thatcher (1925-) was born in Grantham, ENG on October 13, 1925. Read Orrin's review of Thatcher For Beginners (1997)(Peter Pugh and Carl Flint)

Conrad Richter (1890-1968) was born in Pine Grove, PA on October 13, 1890. Read Orrin's review of The Light in the Forest (1953)(Grade: C)

Virgil (70 B.C.?-19 B.C.) was born in Mantua, in Cisalpine Gaul on October 13, 70 BC. Read Orrin's review of The Aeneid (19 B.C.)(Grade: A)

Elmore Leonard (1925-) was born in New Orleans, LA on October 11, 1925. Read Orrin's review of Swag (1976)(Grade: A)

Jill Ker Conway (1934-) was born in New South Wales, Australia on October 9, 1934. Read Orrin's review of her memoir, The Road from Coorain (1989)(Grade: C)

Walter Lord (1917-) was born in Baltimore, MD on October 8, 1917. Read Orrin's review of Day of Infamy (1957) (Grade: A)

Thomas Keneally (1935-) was born in Sydney, Australia on October 7, 1935. Read Orrin's review of Schindler's List (1982)(Grade: A)

Caroline Ferguson Gordon (1895-1981) was born in Merry Mont, KY on October 6, 1895. Read Orrin's review of Aleck Maury, Sportsman (1934)

Chester Alan Arthur (1830-86) was born in Fairfield, VT on October 5, 1830. The Internet Public Library is good source for info on Presidents.

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893) was born in Delaware, OH on October 4, 1822. You can find his Diary & Letters online.

Hugh Brody (1943-) was born on October 4, 1943. Read Orrin's review of The Other Side of Eden : Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World (2001)

Alain-Fournier [Henri Alban Fournier] (1886-1914) was born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, FR on October 3, 1886. Read Orrin's review of The Wanderer or The End of Youth (1912).

James Herriot, author of the All Creatures Great and Small Series, born in Glasgow, Scotland, October 3, 1916.

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was born in Hertfordshire, England on October 2, 1904. Read Orrin's reviews of : The Heart of the Matter (1948)(Grade: A); The Third Man (1950)(Grade: A-); & The Quiet American (1956)(Grade: A)

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was born in Reading, PA on October 2, 1879. His Collected Poems (1954) won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869.

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (1924-) was born in Plains, GA on October 1, 1924. He actually wrote one book that I like: An Outdoor Journal : Adventures and Reflections

Jim Thompson (1906-77) was born in Oklahoma on September 27, 1906. Read Orrin's reviews of Roughneck (1954)(Grade: A),The Grifters (1964)(Grade: A), Pop. 1280 (1964)(Grade: A-)

T. S. [Thomas Stearns] Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, MO on September 26, 1888. Read Orrin's reviews of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Hollow Men (1927) (Grade: B+), and Murder in the Cathedral (1935) (Grade: A-)

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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