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The House of Daniel: A novel of miracles, magic, and minor league ball (2016) - Harry Turtledove (Grade:A-)
The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1785) - Rudolph Erich Raspe - George Cruikshank (Grade:B+)
The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain (2016) - Dario Fernandez-Morera (Grade:A)
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower (2009) - Adrian Goldsworthy (Grade:A)
Out Stealing Horses (2003) - Per Petterson (Grade:A+)
A Voyage Around My Room (1795) - Xavier de Maistre (Grade:B+)
Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex (2015) - Michael Hitzlik (Grade:A)
How the West Won : The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (2014) - Rodney Stark (Grade:A+)
The Tatra Eagle (2012) - J. Victor Tomaszek (Grade:A)
Rock Crystal (1845) - Adalbert Stifter (Grade:A+)
Cato: A Tragedy (1713) - Joseph Addison (Grade:A+)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1953) - Charles A. Lindbergh (Grade:A+)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Stanley Kubrick (Grade:A-)
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Peter the Great (1682-1725) was born on June 9, 1682. Read Robert Massie's excellent Pulitzer Prize winning biography.
Cole Porter (1891-1964) was born in Peru, IN on June 9, 1891.
Frank Lloyd Wright(1867-1959) was born in Richland, WI on June 8, 1867. Read Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead for a fictional account of a Wrightlike genius.
Mohammed (circa 570 to 632), the Prophet of Islam, was born on June 8, 570.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was born in Paris, FR on June 7, 1848. Read Orrin's review of The Moon and Sixpence (1919)(William Somerset Maugham 1874-1965) (Grade: C+)
Prince was born on June 7, 1958. His Hits package confirms his position as one of the only really significant pop music talents of the past two decades.
Happy Birthday to Zachary Barnett (June 7)
Thomas Mann (1875-1955) was born in L uuml;beck, GER on June 6, 1875. Read Orrin's review of Death in Venice (1913) (Grade: C)
June 6, 1944 was D-Day, as over one million Allied soldiers established a beachhead at Normandy and began the invasion of Europe.
Adam Smith (1723-1790) was baptized in Kikcaldy, Scotland on June 5, 1723. His Wealth of Nations (1776) is one of the pivotal texts in the history of the species and should be read by every thinking being.
Margaret Drabble (1939-) was born in Sheffield, England on June 5, 1939. She is the younger half-sister of A.S. Byatt. Brothers Judd recommends her fine novel The Ice Age.
Ken Follett (1949-) was born in Cardiff, Wales on June 5, 1949. The best of his many thrillers is The Eye of the Needle.
It's the Anniversary of Tiananmen Square and the Beinjing Massacre, very few moments leave one ashamed to be an American, but standing by while these students were slaughtered sat poorly with all of us--we should have juked it out then before Bill Clinton, Ron Brown, Sandy Berger amp; Al Gore handed them every secret in our nuclear arsenal in exchange for campaign dollars. Read Orrin's review of Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security (1999)(Bill Gertz) (Grade: C)
Larry McMurtry (1936-) was born in Wichita Falls, TX on June 3, 1936. Brothers Judd recommends Lonesome
Dove (1986), Streets of Laredo (1993) amp; Dead
Man's Walk (1995).
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was born near Dorchester, ENG on June 2, 1840. Read Orrin's review of The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)(Thomas Hardy 1840-1928) (Grade: B)
Cornel West (1953-) was born in Tulsa, OK on June 2, 1953. Read Orrin's review of Race Matters (1993).
Brigham Young (1801-1877), was born in Whitingham, VT on June 1, 1801. He took over leadership of the Mormon Church upon the murder of Joseph Smith and was largely responsible for the successful settlement of Salt Lake City, UT. He also lead the successful defense of the Mormon Settlements when President James Buchanan sent US Troops against them. Read about this low point in American history in the excellent novel Powderkeg
by Leo V. Gordon amp; Richard Vetterli
Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) (1926-62) was born in Los Angeles, CA on June 1, 1926. Her greatest role was as Sugar Kane in Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot (1959).
Walt Whitman (1819-92) was born in West Hills, NY on May 31, 1819. His masterpiece is Leaves of Grass (1855).
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (1930-) was born in San Francisco, CA on May 31, 1930. Brothers Judd reccomends Hang 'em High (1967) (directed by Ted Post 1918-)
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