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His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine (2023) - S. C. Gwynne  (Grade:A)
Cool Hand Luke (1965) - Donn Pearce  (Grade:A+)

Groundhog Day (1993) - Harold Ramis  (Grade:A)

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Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) was born in Pesaro, Papal States [Italy] on February 29, 1792. Brothers Judd recommends Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville, 1816)

Michel de Montaigne (1533-92), famous for his essays, was born at Château de Montaigne, near Bordeaux, France on February 28, 1533.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was born in Portland, ME on February 27, 1807.

John Steinbeck (1902-68), 1962 Nobel Laureate, was born in Salinas, CA on February 27, 1902. Read Orrin's reviews of Of Mice and Men (1937)(Grade: A+), The Grapes of Wrath (1939)(Grade: A-)(#10 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century) and The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)(Grade: B)

James Thomas Farrell (1904-79) was born in Chicago, IL on February 27, 1912. Read Orrin's review of Studs Lonigan (1932-35) (Grade: D) (#29 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)

Lawrence Durrell (1912-90) was born in Jullundur, India on February 27, 1912. Read Orrin's review of The Alexandria Quartet (1957-60) (Grade: F)(#70 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)

Irwin Shaw [IRWIN GILBERT SHAMFOROFF] (1913-1984) was born in The Bronx, NY on February 27, 1913. Brothers Judd recommends The Young Lions (1948) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1970)

Victor Hugo (1802-85) was born in Besancon, France on February 26, 1802. Read Orrin's review of Les Miserables (1862)(Victor Hugo 1802-85) (Grade: A/B+)

Robert D. Novak was born February 26, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois. Brothers Judd recommends Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000 (2000) (Robert D. Novak 1931)

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) was born in Naples, Italy on February 25, 1873.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was born in Limoges, France on February 25, 1841.

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) Manchester, ENG on February 25, 1917. Read Orrin's review of A Clockwork Orange (1962)(Grade: A+)

Karl May (1842-1912) was born in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, GER on February 25, 1842. Read the Brothers Judd review of Winnetou 1893).

Wilhelm Karl Grimm (1786-) was born in Hanau, Germany on February 24, 1786.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was born in Boston, MA on February 24, 1836.

John Peter "Honus" Wagner (1874-1955) was born in Mansfield (Carnegie), PA on February 24, 1874.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born in Halle, Germany on February 23, 1685.

W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868-1963) was born in Barrington, MA on February 23, 1868. Brothers Judd recommends The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was born in in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1875. Read Orrin's review of Tarzan of the Apes (1912)(Grade: A+)

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), famed Diarist, was born in London, ENG on February 23, 1633.

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