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Book Review: Poems And Readings For Funerals And Memorials

Poems And Readings For Funerals And Memorials, compiled by Luisa Moncada Just as I read a collection of poems for weddings and civil partnerships, at the same time as a companion volume I read the collection of poems and readings … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Republic Of Suffering

This Republic Of Suffering:  Death And The American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust This is an interesting book, and one that comes from the president of Harvard University and a long time and well-regarded professor of history.  At its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, by Martin McDonagh Admittedly, this is the first play by the author I have read, and so I did not really know what I was getting into when I started.  I do enjoy reading plays from … Continue reading

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The Madness Of Calculators

[Note:  As I was in the middle of writing this particular entry, I found out about the death, likely by suicide, of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, at the age of 41.  While I had not intended on writing this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Death Poems

Japanese Death Poems, compiled and with an introduction by Yoel Hoffman From childhood I have written and enjoyed reading sort Japanese poems like the haiku and tanka, of which this collection is chiefly composed.  In contrast to many Western poems, … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Authentic Account of the Massacre of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and Hyrum Smith, His Brother: Together with a Brief History of the Rise and Progress of Mormonism, and All the Circumstances Which Led to Their Death

An Authentic Account of the Massacre of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and Hyrum Smith, His Brother: Together with a Brief History of the Rise and Progress of Mormonism, and All the Circumstances Which Led to Their Death, by George … Continue reading

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Book Review: Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants

Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants: By the Snake Indians, in August, 1854 I am frequently on the lookout for the daily books published by Forgotten Books that they offer for free, as they can occasionally provide an excellent … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Council Of Dads

The Council Of Dads:  My Daughters, My Illness, And The Men Who Could Be Me, by Bruce Feiler Of all of the books I have read by this author, this is the first that I can give an unreserved recommendation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Of The Blue And Gray

Last Of The Blue And Gray:  Old Men, Stolen Glory, And The Mystery That Outlived The Civil War, by Richard A. Serrano I have to admit that I was surprised by how interesting this particular book was.  The author, who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case Of Abraham Lincoln

The Case Of Abraham Lincoln:  A Story Of Adultery, Murder, And The Making Of A Great President, by Julie M. Fenster It should go without saying that there are a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln [1], many of which … Continue reading

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