Category Archives: & the Arts

Book Review: Of Goats and Governors by Steve Flowers

Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories by Steve Flowers Publisher – New South Books Copyright 2015 263 pages Rating – 7/10 Review – From boyhood, Steve Flowers wanted to be a politician. He served as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finder Keepers by Mark Bowden

Finder Keepers – The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million by Mark Bowden Publisher – Atlantic Monthly Press Copyright – 2002 209 pages Rating – 9/10 Review – What would you do if you found $1.2 million? It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Warriors by Sol Yurick

The Warriors by Sol Yurick Publisher – Dell Copyright – 1965 218 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Review – Way back in 1986, I was in a bind. High school started the next day & I hadn’t read any of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scumbler by William Wharton

Scumbler by William Wharton Publisher – Alfred A. Knopf Copyright 1984 256 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Review – After decades of obscurity, artist/author William Wharton (a pen name for Albert Du Aime) was riding high in 1984. His previous three … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Work by Michael Connelly

Blood Work by Michael Connelly Publisher – Little, Brown Copyright 1998 391 pages Rating – 7/10 Review – A decade or so ago, an out-of-town guest and I watched the Clint Eastwood film Blood Work when we were looking for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

Confederates in the Attic – Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz Publisher – Vintage Departures Copyright 1998 390 pages Rating – 9/10 Review – To its critics, the United States is a nation with a) little history … Continue reading

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