The Long Night Of The Watchman: Essays 1977-1989 (2018) - Vaclav Benda (Grade:A-)
Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics (2008) - Jonathan Wilson (Grade:A-)
Where Men Hide (2006) - James B. Twitchell (Grade:B)
The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag (2000) - Kang Chol-Hwan (Grade:A)
The Anatomy of Fascism (2004) - Robert O. Paxton (Grade:B-)
Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) - Burt Boyar (Grade:A+)
The Conservative Mind: from Burke to Eliot (1953) - Russell Kirk (Grade:A+)
The Education of Henry Adams : An Autobiography (1918) - Henry Brooks Adams (Grade:B+)
The True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) - Eric Hoffer (Grade:A)
American Pastoral (1997) - Phillip Roth (Grade:B+)
The Man Without a Country (1863) - Edward Everett Hale (Grade:A+)
The Killer Angels (1974) - Michael Shaara (Grade:A+)
The Game of Their Lives (Miracle Match) (2005) - David Anspaugh (Grade:C+)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) - Leo McCarey (Grade:A)
Grand Illusion [La Grande Illusion] (1937) - Jean Renoir (Grade:A+)
The Apostle (1997) - Robert Duvall (Grade:A)
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Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) was born in Charlottsville, VA on August 18, 1774. Read Orrin's review of Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996)(Stephen E. Ambrose) (Grade: A-)
Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Eastern TN on August 17, 1786; of course, he died at the Alamo. One of the saddest days of my life was when a kid threw my coonskin cap in our local brook in 2nd Grade.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), who began the back to Africa movement, was born in St. Ann's Bay , Jamaica on August 17, 1887.
Maureen O'Hara (1920-) was born in Dublin, IRE on August 17, 1920. Hollywood's all time most fabulous babe, she appears in numerous great movies including: The Quiet Man (1952), How Green Was My Valley (1941) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was born in Andernach, GER on August 16, 1920.
Menachem Begin (1913-92) was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia on August 16, 1913. He and Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was born in London, ENG on August 13, 1899. By any measure, he is one of the great movie directors of all time, Brothers Judd especially recommends: Vertigo and The 39 Steps, both available at Amazon's Hitchcock Centennial site.
William Goldman (1931-) was born in Highland Park, IL on August 12, 1931. Read Orrin's review of The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The 'Good Parts' Version, Abridged (1973)
Alex Haley (1921-92) was born in Ithaca, NY on August 11, 1921. In addition to the bestseller Roots (1976), he was the coauthor of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)(see Orrin's review; Grade: A+)
August 8 is Benny Carter's birthday. The remarkable multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger/bandleader/quiet-but-effective
civil rights leader was born in NYC in 1907 and died in 2003, so this would have been #98. Until my collection of his music is completed, the following CD's give a good overview of his music:
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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