All Over But The Shoutin'

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All Over but the Shoutin' By Rick Bragg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

For Frank McCourt and Pat Conroy lovers, an incredibly moving memoir of a Southern "boy" fighting amazing odds of poverty and dysfunction to become a Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life By Kathleen Dalton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679767336
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

Like its subject, this book is never dull. The best recent single volume biography of Theodore Roosevelt. This tells of especially good history of concern for the exploited poor, his evolving opposition to racism, and his surprising views of equality for women. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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Lincoln By David Herbert Donald Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684825359
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 1996

If you only have the time to read one book about "honest Abe" -- The best single volume Lincoln biography, gracefully written by our foremost Lincoln scholar. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The First American

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The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin By H. W. Brands Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385495400
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Published: Anchor - March 12th, 2002

In The First American, the outstanding young historian H.W. Brands has written the best and most enjoyable biography of Benjamin Franklin that we have had in decades.

The careful and comprehensive research is obvious, the writing superb, and the story is complete.

The Franklin that emerges is lively, ambitious, always at the center of events...and yes, genuinely wise.

This delightful biography succeeds admirably in reacquainting us -thankfully- with the most famous -and fascinating- American of his time.

A pleasure. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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