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A Growing Up in the 50’s Book Review: The Shame of What We Are

A review of Sam Gridley’s The Shame of What We Are, a novel in pieces. Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Two book reviews. Newark and Detroit Continue reading

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Mr. Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Review of Louis Greenstein’s novel, Mr. Boardwalk, a tale of Atlantic City. Continue reading

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Red Dirt by Joe Samuel Starnes

The rise fall and reconstruction of a tennis player from rural Georgia. Continue reading

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Worlds Collide, a Review of Dead Wake

The sinking of the Lusitania was an act of terrorism. 1,195 people died. None were military personnel. Continue reading

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Descendants of the Silk Strike: Two Book Reviews

Reviews of books by two authors whose grandparents lived through the Paterson Silk Strike. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Book Reviews

Books reviews of sources for history of vacations in America. Continue reading

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What I Read (aka The Content I Consume)

I start each day with the expectation of getting around to a pretty full list of news and information. Or, to put it in more modern vernacular, I expect to consume a lot of content. I approach this task armed … Continue reading

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Of Bullets, Germs and ‘Numbing Pomposity’

Most Americans, even if you exclude those who don’t read at all, don’t read American history. It’s a result of their upbringing. They were subjected to enforced exposure to some of the dullest, ugliest, least imaginative textbooks in existence. James … Continue reading

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A Growing Up in the 50’s Book Review: Ike and Dick

Prior to reading Jeffrey Frank’s book my opinion of these two men was that Eisenhower was probably a decent man and fairly good president. Nixon, on the other hand, was Tricky Dick. I was half right. If your image of … Continue reading

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