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Book Review: The Gypsies

The Gypsies, by Jan Yoors This book is an insider account of a Dutch boy who, for reasons unknown perhaps even to himself, found himself drawn to wander along with a company of Gypsies several months of the year several … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary

John Ransom’s Anderson Diary:  Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Infamous Prison, with an introduction by Bruce Catton Admittedly, this particular book is a classic because of what John Ransom wrote about his own experiences in Andersonville (and before that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cross Creek

Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings It had been my belief that Marjorie Rawlings was a bit of a one-hit wonder, as she is largely known today only for her novel The Yearling, which is one of those weepy melodramatic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective

Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective, by Mack Travis [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot, by Wil Wheaton Like many people, I became familiar with the author first through his rather punchable character Wesley Crusher on Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  As a child star, for that role as well as others (including … Continue reading

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Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy:  A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson This wasn’t quite the book I wanted.  That is not to say that this is a horrible book.  If you have read, and enjoyed, the author’s previous work Let’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir), by Jenny Lawson I lost a good hour to two of sleep in order to finish this book in a timely fashion.  Was it worth the lost sleep?  As I sit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Rewind

The Big Rewind:  A Memoir Brought To You By Pop Culture, by Nathan Rabin In reading this book one finds out a lot about Nathan Rabin and his insecurities, but at the same time, writing this book required a fair … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dining With Al-Qaeda

Dining With Al-Qaeda:  Three Decades Exploring The Many Worlds Of The Middle East, by Hugh Pope I must admit that the more I read about this book the more unlikeable I found the author and his perspective.  The fact that … Continue reading

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