National Book Award Winner
White Noise (1985) - Don DeLillo (Grade:C)
Cato: A Tragedy (1713) - Joseph Addison (Grade:A+)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick (Grade:A-)
About Schmidt (2002) - Alexander Payne (Grade:A-)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes (Grade:A-)
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Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
William Blake, born in London (1757)
Gerald Seymour (1941-) was born on November 25, 1941. Read Orrin's review ofArchangel (1982) (Grade: A+)
Harry Stein (1948-) was born in New York, NY on November 25, 1948. Read Orrin's reviews of How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace) (2000)(Grade: A-) and Hoopla (1983)(Grade: B+)
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, ENG on November 24, 1849. Read Orrin's review of her classic, The Secret Garden (1911)
Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was born in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), NH on November 23, 1804. Despite being a favorite son, even Granite Staters acknowledge that he was one of our worst presidents.
Coleman Hawkins (1904-69) was born in St. Joseph, MO on November 21, 1904. Glenn Dryfoos (Brothers Judd's Jazz Expert) writes : Coleman Hawkins was the first, and perhaps greatest, tenor saxophonist. World famous by the early 30's, his 1939 recording of "Body and Soul" is universally considered to be one of the finest examples of musical improvisation ever recorded. Check out this recording on the Victor Jazz label.
On November 21, 1620, the Pilgrims aboard Mayflower landed at modern day Provincetown. The ship carried 102 passengers and had been at sea for 65 days. During their passage they crafted one of the seminal political documents in human history, The Mayflower Compact.
James A. Garfield (1831-81) was born in Orange, OH on November 19, 1831.
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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