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+)
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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James M. Cain (1892-1977) was born in Annapolis, MD on July 1, 1892. One of the creators of the hard-boiled noir genre, his best works are The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) (read Orrin's review, Grade: A+) & Double Indemnity
John Toland (1912-) was born in LaCrosse, WI on June 29, 1912. In addition to his Pulitzer Prize winning The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945, Brothers Judd recommends his novel The Gods of War.
Mark Helprin (1947-) one of our greatest current novelists was born on June 28, 1947. In addition to his recommended novels Winter's Tale (1983), A Soldier of the Great War (1991) and Memoir from Antproof Case (1995), he wrote Bob Dole's elegant Senate resignation speech in 1996 and is a regular columnist for Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.
Henry VIII (1491-1547), king of England (1509-47) and one of the key, albeit unintentional, figures in the rise of Western democracy, was born on June 28, 1509. We recommend the novel The Autobiography of Henry VIII : With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George.
Bob Keeshan (1927-) was born in Lynbrook, NY on June 27, 1927. After creating & playing Clarabell on the Howdy Doody Show (1947-52), he went out on his own and created the beloved Captain Kangaroo (CBS, 1958-85).
George (Eric Arthur Blair) Orwell (1903-1950) was born in Motohari, India on June 25, 1903. Read Orrin's reviews of Homage to Catalonia (1938) (Grade: A), Animal Farm (1946) (Grade: A+), 1984 (1949) (Grade: A+)
Nicholas Mosley (1923-) was born in London, ENG on June 25, 1923. Son of Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Fascists in the 1930's, he became an outstanding novelist. Read Orrin's review of his Whitbred Prize winning Hopeful Monsters (1990) (Grade: A)
Billy Wilder (1906-) was born in Sucha, Austria on June 22, 1906. Among his classic films are The Major and the Minor, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Five Graves to Cairo and Sunset Boulevard
Dom Casmurro (1899)(Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis 1839-1908)
was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 21, 1839
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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