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Book Review – The Wounded and The Slain by David Goodis

Poor James and Cora Bevan. The New York couple is stuck in a loveless marriage. Cora is frigid, due to a mysterious childhood trauma. As a result, James is frustrated and “keeps” a woman on the side. So, James arranges … Continue reading

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Book Review – Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell

You just can’t say that. While reading Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities (Revised and Enlarged Edition, 2019, Hachette, 223 pp.), you continually have that thought. Sowell skewers the contemporary social vision and those who push that vision on the rest … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lifelong Writing Habit by Chris Fox

Last week, I suffered a personal reversal that hit me a little hard. I had an article rejected from a scholarly journal. There’s nothing unusual in that. I’ve had plenty of articles rejected in the past and rejection is part … Continue reading

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Book Review – Reinforcements by Heidi Grant

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You (2018, Harvard Business Review Press, 180 pp.) is one of the remainder books that I ordered from Edward R. Hamilton a few weeks ago. Sunday night, I felt the need to get … Continue reading

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Book Review – Everybody Pays by Maurice Possley and Rick Kogan

Suppose you were walking down the street in front of your home and you witnessed a mob hit. You got a good view of the hitman. The police came to investigate the murder, but your own father told you not … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tubby Meets Katrina by Tony Dunbar

Tuesday my wife (the Mojowoman) had some work to do. So, I helped by taking the kids and heading to the Orange Beach Public Library. While there, I browsed the fiction shelves and found Tubby Meets Katrina by Tony Dunbar. … Continue reading

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Review of Pizza Bomber by Jerry Clark and Ed Palatella

On August 28, 2003, a pizza-delivery driver named Brian Wells walked into a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania. Wells handed a note to a bank employee. The note stated that Wells had a bomb strapped around his neck and that it … Continue reading

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Ralph Dennis’ Hardman #10 – Hump’s First Case

This week, I got a chance to head to the beach for the first time this summer. My favorite beach books are Ralph Dennis’ 1970s-era Hardman novels. They are low rent – but fantastic. More or less at random, I … Continue reading

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Finishing Harvey Klehr’s The Millionaire Was a Soviet Mole (pp. 121 – 230)

Sometimes, when you stick with a book, you get a nice, rewarding surprise as the end. But it doesn’t happen often. The last half of Harvey Klehr’s The Millionaire Was a Soviet Mole was much the same as the first … Continue reading

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Starting Harvey Klehr’s The Millionaire Was a Soviet Mole (through page 120)

David Karr (1918-1979) was a story all right. As a young man in New York City, he was affiliated the Communist Party. Later in life, he worked in government and journalism, began a business career, and married four times. All … Continue reading

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