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About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.

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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Started John Lutz’s Death by Jury

Over the December holidays, I found hardcover copy of John Lutz’s Death by Jury down @ the Alabama Thrift Store in Tillmans Corner (which is near Mobile). I bought it and added it to my ever-growing queue of books. This … Continue reading

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