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Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
On September 4, 1957 Will Counts was just a guy out there doing his job. Will was a photographer for the "Arkansas Democrat" afternoon newspaper and he had been assigned to cover a momentous …
reviewed The Magdalene Sisters. March 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Magdalene Sisters
   It wasn't the 1800's, it was 1964.  One would assume things had progressed enough to look beyond the slight mistake of an unmarried pregnant daughter.  Instead she …
reviewed The Things They Carried. September 25, 2010
The Things They Carried
This story brought to mind Truman Capote's nonfiction novel, "In Cold Blood," due to the mixture of fiction and realism.      "The Things They Carried," tells …
posted a Quick Tip about The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... June 09, 2010
The Worst Hard TIme
For history buffs everywhere. A well written and researched book about one of the worst periods of American history. It speaks to the amazing ability of people to withstand hardship.
posted a Quick Tip about The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... May 25, 2010
The Worst Hard TIme
Great Journalistic Style of Writing
posted a Quick Tip about Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. May 25, 2010
Blood Done Sign My Name
Great Sociological Read
reviewed The Man Who Loved China: The Fantasti.... January 18, 2010
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In "The Man Who Loved China", Simon Winchester tells us the beguiling and utterly fascinating story of Joseph Needham - a lifelong learner, a libidinous lover, a licentious libertine, a pro-active …
reviewed What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy - Sh.... November 17, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
   What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy is a poignant story about the damage secrets and lies can wreak as they grow unhindered. Sally Stevens has built a life of secrets and lies she hides behind …
posted a Quick Tip about Norman Rockwell. September 11, 2009
Self-portrait of Norman Rockwell
I've always found Norman Rockwell's paintings so pleasant and humbling to view. Really shows another time.
reviewed Norman Rockwell. September 11, 2009
Self-portrait of Norman Rockwell
I am by no stretch of the imagination an art afficianado.  Frankly, I have no eye for art and for the most part have precious little interest in the subject.  Yet since I was a child I have …
reviewed The Magdalene Sisters. May 28, 2009
The Magdalene Sisters
For much of the 20th century in Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church operated a string of laundries, the Magdalene Asylums, where very young women accused of "moral crimes" were sent to work and repent …
reviewed The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... May 12, 2009
The Worst Hard TIme
I picked up The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan due to a review that Tom "Duffbert" Duff did on it a year ago. I was not disappointed …
reviewed The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story.... December 02, 2008
The Worst Hard TIme
It is one of the most gut-wrenching books I have ever read.  Like an episode of the old TV series "Time Tunnel" author Timothy Egan transports the reader back to the Great Plains in the …
reviewed Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. November 26, 2008
Blood Done Sign My Name
Author Timothy B. Tyson has carved out a rather unique role for himself.  Believe it or not, he is a white man from North Carolina teaching Black History in Wisconsin.  "Blood Done Sign …
reviewed The Things They Carried. October 10, 2004
The Things They Carried
Read this one years ago and reread it again recently. Very good story telling here. This is a collection of stories, probably more about human emotions, than about war, although there is plenty of that …
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