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Featured Reviews

The Story of the Other Wise Man (1896) - Henry Jackson van Dyke  (Grade:A)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) - Dr. Seuss  (Grade:A-)
The Birds' Christmas Carol (1886) - Kate Douglas Wiggin  (Grade:B+)
A Christmas Classic
A Christmas Carol (1843) - Charles Dickens  (Grade:A+)
The Gift of the Magi () - O. Henry  (Grade:A+)
In God We Trust : All Others Pay Cash (1966) - Jean Shepherd  (Grade:A)
MOVIE REVIEWS:


Winter Light [NattvardsgÅ sterna] (1962) - Ingmar Bergman  (Grade:A-)
About Schmidt (2002) - Alexander Payne  (Grade:A-)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - John Hughes  (Grade:A-)

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Compass marker 02/23/17:


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born in Halle, Germany on February 23, 1685.


W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868-1963) was born in Barrington, MA on February 23, 1868. Brothers Judd recommends The Souls of Black Folk (1903)


Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was born in in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1875. Read Orrin's review of Tarzan of the Apes (1912)(Grade: A+)


Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), famed Diarist, was born in London, ENG on February 23, 1633.


George Washington (1732-99) was born in Bridge's Creek, Westmoreland County, VA on February 22, 1732. Read Orrin's review of Rules of Civility: The 110 Precepts That Guided Our First President in War and Peace (1997)(George Washington 1732-1799)(edited and with notes by Richard Brookhiser) (Grade: A)


W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-73) was born in Yorkshire, ENG on February 21, 1907.


Richard Matheson (1926-) was born in Allendale, NJ on February 20, 1926. Read Orrin's review of I Am Legend (1954) (Richard Matheson 1926-).


Pierre Boulle (1912-1994) was born in Avignon, France on February 20, 1912. Read Orrin's review of The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952)(Grade: A+) and Planet of the Apes (1963)(Pierre Boulle 1912-1994)(translated by Xan Fielding)(Grade: A)


Ansel Adams (1902-84) was born in San Francisco, CA on February 20, 1902.


Anais Nin (1903-77) was born in Neuilly, France on February 20, 1903.


Carson McCullers (1917-67) was born in Columbus, GA on February 19, 1917. Read Orrin's review of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)(Grade: D)(#17 on the Modern Library List of the Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)


Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) was born in Torun, Poland on February 19, 1473


Wallace Stegner (1909-93) was born on February 18, 1909. Read Orrin's review of Angle of Repose (1971)(Grade: C)


Toni Morrison [Chloe Anthony Woodford] (1931-) was born in Lorain, OH on February 18, 1931. Read Orrin's review of Beloved (1987)(Grade: F)


Chaim Potok (1929-) was born in New York, NY on February 17, 1929. Read Orrin's review of The Chosen (1967)


Henry Brook Adams (1838-1919) was born in Boston, MA on February 16, 1838. Read Orrin's review of Democracy: An American Novel (1880)


Richard Ford (1944-) was born in Jackson, MS on February 16, 1944. Read Orrin's review of The Sportswriter (1986)(Grade: C)


Sax Rohmer (1886-1959) was born in Birmingham, ENG on February 15, 1883. Read Orrin's review of The Insidious Fu Manchu (1911)(Sax Rohmer [Arthur Sarsfield Ward]1886-1959)(Grade: B)


Douglas R. Hofstadter (1945-) was born on February 15, 1945. Brothers Judd recommends Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid (1979)


Grant Wood (1892-1942) was born near Anamosa, IA on February 13, 1892. He is best, perhaps only, remembered for American Gothic




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