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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Lancealot, Aug 13, 2006.
Betsy and Tacy! My daughter loved those when she was growing up!
Dandy in the Underworld by Sebastian Horsley.
Pretty much. I greatly appreciate your saying so!
At least addictions to books and clothing are not life-threatening, only wallet-threatening. I can live with that.
Enigma by Robert Harris. I'm also delving back into David Brinkley's Washington Goes to War.
The Smithsonian Guide to Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War and the US Army Atlas of WWII in Europe, both preowned from Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN.
Shipping both these huge tomes back is gonna be "interesting"... the atlas is a hardcover that's too big to fit in a carryon bag, and the Smithsonian Guide's heavy enough to bust a skull with.
Trumpet Blues, The Life of Harry James.
By Peter J. Levinson.
Oxford University Press.
So far a good read, but the book could use better chronological organization with regards to events, but still informative on America's Ace #1 Trumpet Player.
Atlantis, The Antediluvian World.
By Ignatius Donnelly.
Dover Publications INC, New York.
Unabridaged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by Harper & Brothers in New York, in 1882.
I have just started this one and a good read so far.
Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
by Steve Hodel
(New York: Harper Collins, 2004)
Get Capone by Jonathan Eig
A lot of insight into the City of Chicago in the 20s and 30s.
A lot of information on Capone's efforts to stay well dressed.
In fact it seems his large amounts of cash spent on suits at Marshall Fields helped lead to his tax evasion conviction.
United States of America vs State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer
Governor of the State
Thirty-six pages of preconceived judicial activism. :icon_smil
Ahh...I'll wait for the movie on this one!
Hmm Julia or Angelina...
I'm reading Seven Pillars Of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence
Pork City by Howard Browne. I haven't read it in years, but with all the talk about vintage clothing, music, et al. here on the FL I felt compelled to dig it out for another go round. Still a good read
Late summer reading amidst humid heat and college pigskin previews.
The Poetry of Survival: Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe,
edited by Daniel Weissbort;
a study of Samuel Beckett, Michael Robinson's The Long Sonata of the Dead.
Bertolt Brecht leads the survivor list. A contemporary of Beckett,
and every bit the cipher, though perhaps less taxing in other ways.
And fresh discoveries of glistening jewels too long hidden that shine
Tallulah Bankhead's 1952 autobiography. just started last night.
So far would you recommend it?
Yes, I'd surely recommend it! So far, it's one of the best books I've ever read. Even in the first few pages this book gives you stunning insight into the geopolitics of WWI, and a startling view into the mind and culture of the Arab people. It is written concisely, with an eloquence and elegance of expression that makes it very hard to put down.
I just picked up "A Man of Honor", the autobiography of Joseph Bonanno last night. It's interesting just a biography, but it's even more interesting to read him try and put an innocent light on some of the things he was involved with.
Always reading, "The Shell Seekers", but currently sitting on the veranda and reading, "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott...very much like the first few pages.
"Vagabond" by Bernard Cornwell, second novel in the Grail Quest series.
...through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways out on the veranda?...
(Nothing like a Keatian limerick to set a novel's proper tone. Love Fitz's
epigram selection for Tender is the Night).
Ever read The Great Gatsby?
Fitz is supposedly a difficult screenplay, but I loved the film as much as the book.
Have to reread him soon.