The True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) - Eric Hoffer (Grade:A)
What it Takes : The Way to the White House (1992) - Richard Ben Cramer (Grade:A+)
The Unmaking of a Mayor (1966) - William F. Buckley, Jr. (Grade:A+)
The Man Without a Country (1863) - Edward Everett Hale (Grade:A+)
North Dallas Forty (1973) - Peter Gent (Grade:A)
All the King's Men (1946) - Robert Penn Warren (Grade:A+)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - Steven Spielberg (Grade:C-)
BROTHERS JUDD BEST CONSERVATIVE FILMS:
Gattaca (1997) - Andrew Niccol (Grade:A)
Brothers Judd Daily
Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
William Howard Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States, was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 15, 1857.
Bernard MacLaverty (1942-) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 14, 1942. Brothers Judd recommends his novel Cal (1983) which was adapted into a very good movie version (1984) starring Helen Mirren.
General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (1860-1948) was born in Linn County, MN on September 13, 1860.
Bill Monroe (1911-96) was born in Rosine, KY on September 13, 1911. He created the music genre that is named for his band The Blue Grass Boys. Brothers Judd recommends The Music Of Bill Monroe 1936-1994
David Herbert "DH" Lawrence (1885-1930) was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, ENG on September 11, 1885. He did as much damage to Anglo-American Literature as anyone this side of Joyce, Freud and Darwin. Read Orrin's review of Sons and Lovers (1913)(Grade: D).
William Bligh (1754-1817) was born on September 9, 1754. See Orrin's review of Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theatre on the Bounty (1992)(Greg Dening) (Grade: A-)
The great adventurer and travel writer, Richard Halliburton (1900-39), was born in Memphis, TN on January 9, 1900. We particularly recommend his book, The Glorious Adventure (1927), in which he recreated the travels of Ulysses. I read it twenty years ago and still recall how exciting it was when he swam the Hellespont.
Sid Caesar (1922-) was born in Yonkers, NY on September 8, 1922. Brothers Judd recommends his fine autobiography, Where Have I Been?
Marilyn Durham (1930-) was born in Evansville, IN on September 8, 1930. Read Orrin's review of The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1972) (Marilyn Durham 1930-) (Grade: B+)
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) was born on September 8, 1828. He was perhaps the greatest non-professional soldier in U.S. history, he won the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Battle of Gettysburg. Read Orrin's review of The Killer Angels (1974)(Michael Shaara) (Grade: A+)
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
Copyright 1998-2015 Orrin Judd