Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille (1949) - Máirtín Ó Cadhain (Grade:B+)
The Curve (2016) - Jeremy Blachman (Grade:A+)
The House of Daniel: A novel of miracles, magic, and minor league ball (2016) - Harry Turtledove (Grade:A-)
The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1785) - Rudolph Erich Raspe - George Cruikshank (Grade:B+)
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain (2016) - Dario Fernandez-Morera (Grade:A)
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)
Rock Crystal (1845) - Adalbert Stifter (Grade:A+)
Cato: A Tragedy (1713) - Joseph Addison (Grade:A+)
Canaan (1996) - Geoffrey Hill (Grade:A-)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1953) - Charles A. Lindbergh (Grade:A+)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick (Grade:A-)
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Milton Friedman (1912-) was born in New York, NY on July 31, 1912. Author of such pivotal free market texts as A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 with Anna J. Schwartz (1963), Capitalism and Freedom (1964) and Free to Choose (1981) , he won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1976.
Emily Bronte (1818-48) was born in Yorkshire, ENG on July 30, 1818.
Archer Mayor (1950-), author of the Vermont based Joe Gunther mystery series, was born in Mount Kisco, NY on July 30, 1950.
Edwin O'Connor (1918-68) was born in Providence, RI on July 29, 1918. Read Orrin's review of The Last Hurrah (1956) (Grade: A+)
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), was born outside of London, ENG on July 28, 1866
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-88) was born in Essex, ENG on July 28, 1844.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. Read our comments on The Social Contract.
Joseph Mitchell (1908-96) was born in Iona, NC on July 27, 1908. He worked at The New Yorker for thirty years, despite having writers block for most of his later life. Read Orrin's review of Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories (1992) (Grade: A+)
Eric Hoffer (1902-83) was born in New York, NY on July 25, 1902. Read Orrin's review of The True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was born on July 25, 1844. One of America's greatest artists, he is famous for his paintings of atheletes.
The Three Musketeers (1844) (Alexandre Dumas 1802-1870) Alexandre Dumas (pere) (1802-1870) was born in Villers-Cotterêts,Aisne, France on July 24, 1802.
Lynda Carter (1951-) was born in Phoenix, AZ on July 24, 1951. Boys our age experienced many a restless evening thanks to her star-spangled bustier and golden lasso on Wonder Woman.
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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