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Allen Drury (1918-98) was born in Houston, TX on September 2, 1918. Read Orrin's review of Advise and Consent (1959) (Grade: A)


Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was born in Brody, Galicia, Austria-Hungary on September 2, 1894. Read Orrin's review of The Radetzky March (1932) and The Emperor's Tomb (1938) (Grade: A+)


Salma Hayek (1968-) was born in Coatzacoalcos, MX on September 2, 1968. See Orrin's review ofThe Road to Serfdom (1944)


SELECTED POETRY OF EUGENE FIELD (1850-95) Eugene Field (1850-95), author of such favorites as Little Boy Blue and Wynken, Blynken and Nod, was born in St. Louis, MO on September 2, 1850.


Blaise Cendrars [Frédéric Louis Sauser] (1887-1961) was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switz on September 1, 1887. Read Orrin's review of Gold: Being the Marvelous History of General John Augustus Sutter (1925)


Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was born on September 1, 1875.Read Orrin's review of Tarzan of the Apes (1912)


Van Morrison (1945-) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 31, 1945. Brothers Judd recommends The Best of Van Morrison


John Gunther (1901-70), one of America's greatest journalists, was born in Chicago, IL on August 30, 1901. Read Orrin's review of Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir (1949)(Grade: A-)


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was born in London, England on August 30, 1797. Read Orrin's review of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818)(Grade: A+)


John Locke (1632-1704) who was the pivotal figure in the development of democratic theory, was born in England on August 27, 1632.


Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker (1920-55) was born in Kansas City, KS on August 29, 1920. Dryfoos recommends Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker


Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) , was born in Hungary on August 27, 1865. Brothers Judd recommends her great novel The Scarlet Pimpernel


[Cecil Scott] C.S. Forester (1899-1966) was born on August 27, 1899. Read Orrin's review of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1948) (Grade: A)


Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-73), one of the worst men ever to become President of the United States, was born in Stonewall, TX on August 27, 1908. Read Robert Caro's awesome biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson


Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was born on August 26, 1884. Read Orrin's review of the first Charlie Chan mystery, The House Without a Key (1925)(Grade: B)


Christopher Isherwood (1904-) was born in Cheshire, ENG on August 26, 1904.


Brian Moore (1921-99) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25, 1921. Read Orrin's reviews of Black Robe (1985)(Grade: B+) and The Statement (1996) (Grade: A)


Jean Rhys (1894) was born in Roseau, Dominica on August 24, 1894. Read Orrin's review of Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)


Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was born in Belsano, PA on August 24, 1898.


A.S. Byatt (1936-) was born in Sheffield, ENG on August 24, 1936. Read Orrin's review of Possession: A Romance (1990)(Grade: A+)




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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