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The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393651621
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2019

Gleefully diabolical nursery rhymes whose disturbing stew of pitch-black humor, macabre menace, and chilling gruesomeness would light up the face of Charles Addams. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781476793108
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 22nd, 2019

If you were ever touched by the sound of her voice, you should read this book.
If you are a fan of rock biographies, you should read this book.
If you like to read about rock n roll history, you should read this book.
An intimate portrayal of a beautiful soul who stunned and stormed the '60s music scene like no one else! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501104794
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Published: Scribner - October 8th, 2019

For a country exhausted by a year of often violent civic and political protests, the Summer of Love and assassination of two of America’s most prominent peaceful figures, and after a fiery, three-way presidential election, college football’s The Game at Harvard against Yale on November 23, 1968, brought entertainment and sporting, gridiron rivalry. Yale, coming in nationally ranked and fielding two certain NFLers, took a 29–13 lead into the final 42 seconds, when Harvard mounted what for many was a true miracle, tying the score in what for many others was a 29–29 triumph. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


The Ghost: A Cultural History by Susan Owens - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781849766463
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Published: Tate - October 2019

Ghosts have performed a prominent part in British history since before Shakespeare’s dawn, and after dead King Hamlet begged his son’s most-eternal question, have become the country’s moral guardian. Whether ghoul or haunt, specter or fiery apparition, or even when arisen as a romantic Victorian figure, ghosts have endured, in writings, in art, and now on our TVs, adding dimension to each new generation’s spiritual environment, bringing solace, and providing perspective on what it means to remain alive and our fear for how we all shall die. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents (Sunlight Editions) by Margaret Kimberley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781586422486
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Published: Truth to Power - February 4th, 2020

American Presidents radically reassessed regarding race. Jefferson's legacy is known to be problematic; Andrew Johnson's legacy is manifestly a problem; but even Kennedy, Obama, and Franklin Roosevelt, in Kimberley's eyes, fell grievously short of advocating, advancing, or administering genuine racial equality. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062491831
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

Nimble story revolving around two broken marriages. The fallout over 50-years is revealed by the children, parents, and step-parents whose shifting, non-chronological perspectives spill into divergent stories where the families' broken pieces yearn to be reassembled. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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