Mike is an avid reader of History, Politics, Art, Literature, and Poetry. Plays the piano, tennis, and chess with varying degrees of accomplishment. Especially enjoys Saratoga, its bucolic surroundings, and its proximity to urban centers.
Lichtman, who correctly predicted Donald Trump's election, now predicts Trump's impeachment based on his campaign's relationship with Russia, conflicts of interest, and other "high crimes and misdemeanors." Lichtman's analysis of the impeached President Andrew Johnson and the disgraced President Richard Nixon demonstrate impeachment is not as far-fetched as it seems. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
These voices from the grave resonate as profoundly, ironically, humorously, violently, and spiritually now as when they first appeared over a century ago. A landmark of American poetry. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
It's a seedy Saratoga where aging, part-time sleuth Charlie Bradshaw struggles to find a killer fond of decapitating horses and removing body parts of his human victims. Ex-cons, uncooperative cops, and snobbish horse owners thwart Charlie's investigation, which acquires greater urgency when Charlie discovers that he, too, is on the killer's list. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Possessing brute strength, indomitable will, and indefatigable energy, John Morrissey demolishes all comers in street gangs, the boxing ring, and politics. His signature achievement, the Saratoga Racecourse, stands today as the oldest sporting venue in the United States. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Nursing a broken leg, racist grievances, sorrow for the ruined Confederacy, and hatred of the man he assassinated, John Wilkes Booth cowers and stumbles toward his doom. Swanson's well-researched account evokes Booth's travails in a country reeling from war and far from reunited. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare