Independent People: An Epic (1946) - Halldor Laxness (Grade:A+)
Grand Illusion [La Grande Illusion] (1937) - Jean Renoir (Grade:A+)
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Bob Woodward (1943-) was born in Geneva, IL on March 26, 1943. Read Orrin's reviews of The Agenda : Inside the Clinton White House (1994) (Grade: B) and Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom (2000) (Grade: B)
Robert Frost (1874-1963) was born on March 26, 1874.
Aretha Franklin (1942-) was born in Memphis, TN on March 25, 1942.
On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry (1736-1799) gave his most famous speech: "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.".
Louis [Dearborn LaMoore] L'Amour (1908-88) was born in Jamestown, ND on March 22, 1908
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born in Eisenach, GER on March 21, 1685. Brothers Judd recommends virtually everything he ever wrote, but particularly the Brandenburg Concertos.
Lois Lowry (1937-) was born in Honolulu, HI on March 20, 1937. Read Orrin's review of The Giver (1993) (Lois Lowry 1937-)
Ornette Coleman (1930) was born in Fort Worth, TX on March 19, 1930. The great music writer Robert Palmer profiled him in this piece Ornette Coleman and the Circle with a Hole in the Middle (Robert Palmer, December 1972, Atlantic Monthly).
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) first Christian to sneak into Mecca & translator of the Arabian Nights, was born in Devonshire, England, on March 19, 1821. Read Orrin's review of To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971)(Philip Jose Farmer) (Grade: B+)
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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