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Book Review: Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit:  An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand In many cases I am able to read a book before watching the movie, but this is a case where that simply did not happen.  At the time I saw Seabiscuit I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Horse God Built

The Horse God Built:  The Untold Story Of Secretariat, The World’s Greatest Racehorse, by Lawrence Scanlan In reading this book I had the melancholy feeling that it could have been so much better than it was had it been shortened … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Pharoah

American Pharoah:  The Untold Story Of The Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise I remember being interested in the Triple Crown races of American Pharoah and feeling particularly happy that the long Triple Crown drought was over, but admittedly before reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs

The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs:  A New History Of A Lost World, by Steve Brusatte On the one hand, it is easy to see why this book won so many awards, as the author is chatty and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Our Iceberg Is Melting

Our Iceberg Is Melting:  Changing And Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, read by Oliver Wyman If you are fond of penguins (I am) and are interested in the difficulties of change management and how it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Dinosaurs Matter

Why Dinosaurs Matter, by Kenneth Lacovara This is the sort of book that delivers more or less what I expected from it, which is to say that while the book certainly did not meet my own standards for excellence or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hold The Enlightenment

Hold The Enlightenment:  More Travel, Less Bliss, by Tim Cahill When you read a book by the author, you have a good idea of what you are going to get, and that is short travel pieces that have humor and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents, by John McPhee Like many of the author’s books, this happens to be a collection of essays (one of them very lengthy) from the author’s writing.  The essays are miscellaneous, but if you have read and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irons In The Fire

Irons In The Fire, by John McPhee Does one need a reason to read a book by John McPhee?  Given this book, and his many other books, it would appear that the existence of such a book is sufficient to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Founding Fish

The Founding Fish, by John McPhee I must admit that I never thought that I would read a book of more than 300 pages that was mostly devoted to various essays about shad.  Nor did I think that I would … Continue reading

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