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Five Days in London, May 1940 (1999) - John Lukacs  (Grade:B)
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Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick  (Grade:A-)

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was born in on January 17, 1706. He wrote one of the first great books by an American: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin


Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 17, 1771. Read Orrin's review of Wieland; or the Transformation: An American Tale (1798)(Grade: A)


William Kennedy (1928-) was born in Albany, NY on January 16, 1928. Read Orrin's review of Ironweed (1983).


Susan Sontag was born in New York, NY on January 16, 1933. Read Orrin's review of Where the Stress Falls (2001).


Gavin Bryars (1943-) was born in Goole, ENG on January 16, 1943. Read Orrin's review of Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1993) (Gavin Bryars 1943-)


Robert W. Service (1874-1958) was born in England on January 16, 1874.


Diane Fossey (1932-85) was born in Fairfax, CA on January 16, 1932. Brothers Judd recommends Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa (Farley Mowat)


Norman Podhoretz was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 16, 1930. Brothers Judd recommends My Love Affair With America: The Cautionary Tale of a Cheerful Conservative (2000) (Norman Podhoretz 1930-)


Marilyn Horne (1934-) was born in Bradford, PA on January 16, 1934


Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean (1911-74) was born in Lucas, AR on January 16, 1911.


Frank Conroy (1936-) was born in New York, NY on January 15, 1936.


Ernest J. Gaines (1933-) was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA on January 15, 1933. Read Orrin's review of A Lesson Before Dying (1993)(Grade: A)


The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. He was named one of the Brothers Judd 10 Greatest Cultural figures of the 20th Century. Read Orrin's review of Dreamer: A Novel (1998)(Charles R. Johnson 1948-) (Grade: C)


Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere (1622-) was baptised on January 15, 1622.


Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) was born in Warsaw, Poland on January 15, 1891.


Anchee Min (1957-) was born in Shanghai, China on January 14, 1957. Brothers Judd has reviewed several of her books.


John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was born in Chicago, IL on January 14, 1896. Read Orrin's review of The USA Trilogy (1930-36)(Grade: C)


Yukio Mishima [Kimitake Hiraoka] (1925-1970) was born in Tokyo, Japan on January 14, 1925. Read Orrin's review of The Sailor who Fell from the Grace with the Sea (1963)(Grade: C)


Horatio Alger (1834-99) was born in Revere, MA on January 13, 1834. Read Orrin's review of Ragged Dick or, Street Life in New York (1868)(Grade: B)


Albert Lamorisse was born in Paris, France on January 13, 1922. The Brothers Judd recommend his film, The Red Balloon [Le Ballon Rouge] (1956) (directed by Albert Lamorisse 1922-70)




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