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Review of Philip Carlo’s The Ice Man

Review of Philip Carlo’s The Ice Man Richard Kuklinski (1935-2006) was the Ice Man, a mafia assassin in New Jersey and New York. He was sentenced to several life terms in 1986 and would have slipped into obscurity had it … Continue reading

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Review of Hank Nuwer’s Wrongs of Passage

Review of Hank Nuwer’s Wrongs of Passage Last I week I rode down to the Mobile Public Library’s main branch on Government Street and picked up Hank Nuwer’s Wrongs of Passage – Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking (University of … Continue reading

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 – Reading the first 100 pages of Paul Clemens’ Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant

Yesterday, I got the first book in my big Amazon order of used books. The first to arrive was Paul Clemens’ Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant (2011). Clemens previously wrote the terrific Made in Detroit, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading – The First 82 pages of Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead

Needing a book, I settled on Ed McBain’s So Nude, So Dead. It was one of the books that I got in the large order that I received from Edward R Hamilton last week. So far, it’s just OK. So … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 – Finishing Jerry Oppenheimer’s RFK Jr (pages 265-360)

Wednesday I reached the end of the long, debauched road that is Jerry Oppenheimer’s RFK Jr. It’s not a complex book, or a great book, but it’s a page turner that build a case that Jr is an arrogant, shallow man with … Continue reading

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Monday, 29 May 2017 – Pages 1-80 in Jerry Oppenheimer’s RFK, Jr.

Monday when we got home from the beach, my copy of RFK, Jr. was waiting for me on the doorstep. The book was one of seven that I’d ordered from Edward R Hamilton. At night, I was wound up from being on … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 Finishing Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars (pages 159-222)

Orange Beach, Alabama Sunday I finished Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars, reading pages 159-222 (Chapters 9 through 13). The book grew on me. In the last 75 pages or so, Kurlansky explains the state of Dominican baseball from about the … Continue reading

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