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Brilliant Orange (2000) - David Winner (Grade:A)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) - Laurence Sterne (Grade:B+)
America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come (2013) - James C. Bennett (Grade:A-)
The Princess of Burundi (Ann Lindell Mysteries) (2002) - Kjell Eriksson (Grade:A-)
The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-Five Years in the Northern Wilderness (1989) - John Haines (Grade:B+)
Cleopatra : Last Queen of Egypt (2008) - Joyce Tyldesley (Grade:A-)
Norwegian Wood (1987) - Haruki Murakami (Grade:B)
He Died With His Eyes Open (1984) - Derek Raymond (Grade:A)
An Intellectual History of Cannibalism (2003) - Catalin Avramescu (Grade:B+)
My Planet : Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (2013) - Mary Roach (Grade:A)
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (2003) - David Foster Wallace (Grade:C)
At Drake's Command: The adventures of Peregrine James during the second circumnavigation of the world (Volume 1) (2012) - David Wesley Hill (Grade:A)
I Am Legend (1954) - Richard Matheson (Grade:B)
Tristram Shandy : A Cock and Bull Story (2006) - Michael Winterbottom (Grade:A+)
BROTHERS JUDD BEST CONSERVATIVE FILMS:
Gattaca (1997) - Andrew Niccol (Grade:A)
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Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1915.
Jim Harrison (1937-) was born in Grayling, MI on December 11, 1937. Brothers Judd recommends his novel The Legends of the Fall
Fiorello La Guardia (1882-1947) was born in New York, NY on December 11, 1882.
John Milton (1608-) was born in Cheapside, London on December 9, 1608. His masterpiece Paradise Lost (1667) was written after he went blind and took five years to complete.
Dalton Trumbo (1905-76), an unrepentant Communist justifiably blacklisted as part of the Hollywood Ten, was born in Montrose, CO on December 9, 1905. Read Orrin's review of his National Book Award winning Johnny Got His Gun (1939)(Grade: F)
Mary Gordon (1949-) was born on Long Island, NY on December 8, 1949.
Elsie Crisler Segar (1894-?), the creator of "Popeye," was born in Chester, IL on December 8, 1894.
James Thurber (1894-1961) was born in Columbus, OH on December 8, 1894. Brothers Judd recommends the Library of America collection: James Thurber: Writings and Drawings and Thurber on Crime (James Thurber 1894-1961)(edited by Robert Lopresti) (Read Orrin's review.)
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