Tag Archives: 1970s

Book Review – Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Crazy for The Storm – A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad Publisher – HarperCollins Copyright 2009 272 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – In February 1979 a small plane crashed in California’s San Gabriel mountains. The three adults on board died, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Topanga Beach Experience by Paul Lovas

Topanga Beach Experience: 1960s – 70s 
 by Paul Lovas (as told to Pablo Capra) 
Publisher – Brass Tacks Press
 Copyright 2011
 43 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Summary – Topanga Beach Experience is a chapbook recounting Paul Lovas‘ experiences there … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Shined by Michael “Supe” Granda

It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils by Michael “Supe” Granda Publisher – AuthorHouse Copyright 2008 508 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Michael “Supe” Granda had his 15 minutes of fame as the bassist for ‘70s band … Continue reading

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Book Review: The One-Dollar Ripoff (Hardman #9) by Ralph Dennis

The One-Dollar Ripoff (Hardman #9) by Ralph Dennis Publisher – Popular Library Copyright 1977 189 pages Rating – 8.5/10 Summary – In the ninth installment in Ralph Dennis’ twelve-book Hardman series, Hardman’s friend Hump is cheated when he wins a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

Hole in My Life By Jack Gantos Copyright 2002 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux 200 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Author Jack Gantos tells his own “youth-gone-wrong” life story in Hole in My Life. This short book is a page turner. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free and Independent by Frank Smallwood

Free and Independent: The Initiation of a College Professor Into State Politics – a Candid Look at How Our Laws Begin by Frank Smallwood Copyright 1976 Publisher: Penguin Books 235 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: In 1972, Dartmouth College professor Frank … Continue reading

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