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Book Review – Fat Chance (AKA Deadfall) by Keith Laumer

Sometimes a book is sort of like a Hershey bar – a good, solid choice that doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but still satisfies. For me, that pretty much describes Keith Laumer’s Fat Chance, which was adapted into a 1975 film … Continue reading

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Book Review – Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante by Stephen Cooper

Nearly all artists toil in anonymity. Most of these unknowns must have thought that maybe they will receive their due at some point in the future. Occasionally, it actually happens. Such was the case with John Fante (1909-1983), whose novels … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

The front cover of A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean states that author Gary Buslik is “P.J. O’Rourke and Paul Theroux in a blender.“ That sounded good enough for me, so I read it. While I’m glad that I did, Rotten Person is … Continue reading

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Book Review – Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill

Near the beginning of Chaos, author Tom O’Neill consider his 20-year investigation of Charles Manson’s crimes and muses – Who cares? I’ve asked myself that a lot over the years. Was it worth investing so much of my time and … Continue reading

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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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