Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays (1962) - Michael Oakeshott (Grade:A)
Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes (1990) - Laurence H. Tribe (Grade:F)
Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943) - Albert Jay Nock (Grade:A+)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir Of Life In Death (1997) - Jean-Dominique Bauby (Grade:A+)
The Brave Cowboy: an Old Tale in a New Time (1956) - Edward Abbey (Grade:B+)
Brazzaville Beach (1990) - William Boyd (Grade:A)
Get Out (2017) - Jordan Peele (Grade:A)
Life on Mars (2006) - S. J. Clarkson (Grade:A+)
Signs (2002) - M. Night Shyamalan (Grade:A-)
BROTHERS JUDD BEST CONSERVATIVE FILMS:
Gattaca (1997) - Andrew Niccol (Grade:A)
Brothers Judd Daily
Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
William Goldman (1931-) was born in Highland Park, IL on August 12, 1931. Read Orrin's review of The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The 'Good Parts' Version, Abridged (1973)
Alex Haley (1921-92) was born in Ithaca, NY on August 11, 1921. In addition to the bestseller Roots (1976), he was the coauthor of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)(see Orrin's review; Grade: A+)
August 8 is Benny Carter's birthday. The remarkable multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger/bandleader/quiet-but-effective
civil rights leader was born in NYC in 1907 and died in 2003, so this would have been #98. Until my collection of his music is completed, the following CD's give a good overview of his music:
Ann Beattie (1947-) was born on August 7, 1947. Read Orrin's review of Love Always (1985)(Grade: A)
Unbreakable (2000) (directed by M. Night [Manoj Nelliyattu] Shyamalan 1970-) Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan was born in Pondicherry, India on August 6 1970.
Conrad Aiken (1899-1973) was born in Savannah, GA on August 5, 1899.
Guy de Maupassant (1850-93) was born near Dieppe, France on August 5, 1850.
John Huston (1906-1987) was born in Nevada, MO on August 5, 1906. The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Asphalt Jungle and The Man Who Would Be King are just a few of his classic movies.
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1900-1971) was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1900. The most influential figure in the history of Jazz and one of the most significant influences in 20th Century popular music, he was also a pivotal and controversial figure in the fight for Civil Rights. Brothers Judd jazz contributor Glenn Dryfoos recommends The Louis Armstrong Collection, Vol. 4: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines
Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was born on August 3, 1887. One of the celebrated group of WWI poets, check out his Collected poems. I can't find it off hand, but the poem with "dulce et decorum est pro patria morii" was on our SAT's.
Ernie Pyle (1900-45) was born in Dana, IN on August 3, 1900.
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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