Monthly Archives: June 2019

Book Review – Pitch by Pitch by Bob Gibson and Lonnie Wheeler

Back during the early-1980s, I started watching the Atlanta Braves (“America’s Team”) play baseball on Ted Turner’s WTBS. Bob Gibson was the Braves’ pitching coach and he’d often trudge out to the mound in his shiny, blue jacket to lecture … Continue reading

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Book Review – Secret Witness by Blaine Pardoe

A while back, I saw a copy of Blaine Pardoe’s Secret Witness in a local bookstore. It looked pretty good and I added it to my “to-read” list. After ordering a used copy online, I am glad that I read the book. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Camelot’s end by Jon Ward

Jon Ward’s Camelot’s End focuses on the 1980 between Jimmy Carter and Teddy Kennedy race to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President. It’s an overlooked chapter in U.S. political history. While I enjoyed the book, I don’t think that … Continue reading

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Book Review – Revolution – The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War By Deb Olin Unferth

Way back in 1987, Deb Olin Unferth met a man on an unnamed college campus. Both were interested in the revolution that appeared to be sweeping Central America and ran away to join it. They hoped to “help the revolution” … Continue reading

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Book Review —- Cruel Death by William Phelps

“Senseless murder” is a cliche, but it’s the only expression that really works for the murders committed by BJ & Erika Sifrit in Ocean City, Maryland, in 2002. The Sifrits committed a “thrill killing,” by inviting two people they’d just … Continue reading

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Book Review – Walter Bayer’s Blind Side

Back In March, the Mobile Public Library had its annual book sale. For the skinflint bibliophile, it’s pretty close to heaven. I found a dog-eared copy of Walter Bayer’s Blind Side for a few pennies and – though I’d never heard … Continue reading

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Book Review – All That Heaven Allows by Mark Griffin

Sunday afternoon I finished Mark Griffin’s, All that Heaven Allows – a biography of Rock Hudson. The book is uneven. In places, it’s a page turner, but it has too many dead spots. A major gripe is that Griffin doesn’t include … Continue reading

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