Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?: A bold re-appraisal of one of history’s most famous battles (2020) - Constantinos Lagos (Grade:A)
Life with Bingo (2021) - Jim Black (Grade:A)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) (2007) - Simon Armitage (Grade:A+)
Rock Crystal (1845) - Adalbert Stifter (Grade:A+)
The Road (2006) - Cormac McCarthy (Grade:A+)
The Shepherd (1975) - Frederick Forsyth (Grade:A)
The Children of Men (1992) - P.D. James (Grade:A+)
A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album (2002) - Ashley Kahn (Grade:B+)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) - Dr. Seuss (Grade:A-)
Dune (1965) - Frank Herbert (Grade:A+)
The Gift of the Magi () - O. Henry (Grade:A+)
In God We Trust : All Others Pay Cash (1966) - Jean Shepherd (Grade:A)
The Greatest Gift: The Original Story That Inspired the Christmas Classic It's a Wonderful Life (1943) - Philip Van Doren Stern (Grade:B)
Flowers for Algernon (1966) - Daniel Keyes (Grade:A+)
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc. : J. Henry Waugh, Prop. () - Robert Coover (Grade:A-)
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (1997) - Sebastian Junger (Grade:B-)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes (Grade:A-)
The Matrix (1999) - Larry Wachowski (Grade:A)
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Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) was born in Gustafs, Sweden on December 6, 1898.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) was born in New Brunswick, NJ on December 6, 1886. Best remembered for his poem Trees, it seems likely that he is the only poet memorialized by having a Turnpike Rest Area named in his honor.
Martin Van Buren (1782?1862) was born in Kinderhook, NY on December 5, 1782. He was the first non-Adams not to be reelected President.
George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) was born in New Rumley, OH on December 5, 1839. Read Orrin's review of The Fatal Environment : The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890 (1985)(Richard Slotkin) (Grade: B-)
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on December 4, 1875. The Brothers Judd recommend Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910) (Rainer Maria Rilke 1875-1926)(translated by Stephen Mitchell)
Joseph (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) Conrad (1857-1924) was born in Berdichev, Poland (now Ukraine) on December 3, 1857. Read Orrin's reviews of Lord Jim (1900)(Grade: B), Heart of Darkness (1902)(Grade: A), & The Secret Agent (1920)(Grade: B)
William Blake, born in London (1757)
Gerald Seymour (1941-) was born on November 25, 1941. Read Orrin's review ofArchangel (1982) (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
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