Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Hunting of Cain by Dan E. Moldea

The American Dream is a continuing theme in books. The American Dream Gone Bad is a popular variation on that theme. The true-crime book The Hunting of Cain definitely falls into the latter category. It’s the terrific story of a 1980 murder … Continue reading

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A $500 House in Detroit by Drew Philp

Over several days, I read Drew Philp’s A $500 House in Detroit. It was yet another remainder that I bought from Edward R Hamilton (hamiltonbook.com). I would classify $500 House as one of those books that I’m glad that I read, but that I … Continue reading

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Finishing Will S. Hylton’s Vanished (pp. 105-265)

Thursday afternoon I started reading Will S. Hylton’s Vanished again. I surprised myself by finishing it. That provides an idea of my assessment of the book. Monday’s Material The section that I read Monday (pp. 105-265) begins with a sobering … Continue reading

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Reading the first 104 pages of Wil S. Hylton’s Vanished

At night, I read the first 104 pages of Wil S. Hylton’s Vanished – The Sixty Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II (2013). It’s about the crew of a U.S. B-24 bomber that was shot down during … Continue reading

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Mark Kram’s Ghosts of Manila

How many sports books open with a quote from Aeschylus? Not many. But Mark Kram’s Ghosts of Manila (2001) does so. The quote is revealing in that it shows Kram’s ambition in his account of what he terms the “blood feud” between … Continue reading

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Finished John Lutz’s Death by Jury

Friday afternoon & evening, I finished John Lutz’s Death by Jury reading from page 239 to 291. I continued to be pleasantly surprised with the book’s quality right up until the end. The book’s virtues include some nice twists that … Continue reading

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Pages 166-239 of John Lutz’s Death by Jury

It was Wednesday night before I got to read any more of John Lutz’s Death by Jury. I couldn’t unwind and the book was very enjoyable as I got ready to zonk off. I read pages 166 to 239. Lutz … Continue reading

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