Tag Archives: 1980s

Book Review: Sack Exchange by Greg Prato

Sack Exchange: The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets by Greg Prato Publisher – ECW Press 440 pages Copyright – 2011 Rating – 8/10 Summary – During the early-1980s, the New York Jets seemed on the verge … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Nation of Victims by Charles J. Sykes

A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character by Charles J. Sykes Copyright 1992 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press 255 pages Rating: 6/10 Summary: Conservative commentator Sykes takes aim at the Left and what became known as “political correctness.” … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Step Beyond by Mike Pearson

One Step Beyond: A Teenage Odyssey in 1980s Los Angeles by Mike Pearson (illustrated by Robert E. Richards) Missing Words Publishing 299 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Pearson’s memoir One Step Beyond is a 1980s version of the classic “coming-of-age” tale. … Continue reading

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TV Review: Double Entry Episode of Simon & Simon (1982)

Air Date: March 2, 1982 Season: One (of Eight) Episode: Eleven (of Thirteen) Included on: Simon & Simon – Season One Ratings – Plot – 2/10 Acting – 6/10 Nostalgia Value – 9/10 Plot: On the box for Simon & … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Keys to Tulsa by Brian Fair Berkey

The Keys to Tulsa by Brian Fair Berkey Washington Square Press Copyright 1989 398 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – The Keys to Tulsa is a suspense novel that drags the reader through the gutter while making some pointed comments … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Little Secret by Kevin Flynn & Rebecca Lavoie

Rating – 9.5/10 Our Little Secret by Kevin Flynn & Rebecca Lavoie Berkley True Crime 292 pages Copyright 2010 Summary – A terrific account of a 1985 New Hampshire killing. The case is ambiguous and offers the reader no easy … Continue reading

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