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Three War Stories (2013) - David Mamet (Grade:B-)
Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan (1999) - Edmund Morris (Grade:A)
The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954) - Douglass Wallop (Grade:A)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick (Grade:A-)
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H.W. Fowler was born March 10, 1858. Brothers Judd recommends A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) (Second Edition, 1965) (H. W. Fowler 1858-1933) (revised and edited by Sir Ernest Gowers)
Composer Samuel Barber (1910-81) was born in West Chester, PA on March 9, 1910.
Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy on March 9, 1451.
Rex (Ernest) Warner (1905-86) was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England on March 9, 1905. Read Orrin's review of The Aerodrome: A Love Story (1941)
March 8 is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, a day that's been celebrated all over the world since 1910.
Kenneth Grahame (1859-) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 8, 1859. Read his classic The Wind in the Willows online.
John McPhee (1931-) was born in Princeton, NJ on March 8, 1931.
The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6th, 1806. Among her poems was "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
In addition to being the Birthday of the Father of the Brothers Judd, March 5th is also the anniversary of the Boston Massacre in 1770. Crispus Attucks, one of the victims, became one of America's first Black heroes.
Henry II (1133-), first Plantagenet king of England, was born in France on March 5, 1133. His wife was Eleanor of Aquitaine. Brothers Judd recommends the terrific film, The Lion in Winter.
Howard Pyle (1853-) was born in Wilmington, DE on March 5, 1853.
Frank Norris (1870-) was born in Chicago, IL on March 5, 1870.
Johann Wyss was born March 4, 1782. Read Orrin's review of Swiss Family Robinson
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