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Mike Hare - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

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.

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S. C. Gwynne - Book Review

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$32.00
ISBN: 9781501116223
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Published: Scribner - October 29th, 2019

Gwynne splendidly achieves dual aims by unstintingly revealing the manifest horrors of the Civil War's final year, and keenly capturing the human, and sometimes humane, characteristics of its major and minor participants. As Lincoln, Grant, Lee, and the rest are trapped in the maelstrom, Gwynne unearths their aims, prejudices, prerogatives, and decisions which ultimately led to the preservation of the United States of America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780440000174
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Published: Berkley - February 18th, 2020

A mash-up of ghosts, disappearances, murders, and the spooky Sun Down Motel, where time has stood still since Carly's aunt vanished 35 years ago. When Carly goes there to investigate, there are screams, and smells, and creepy visions, and things that go bump in the night that show the ghosts haven't stood still at all. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062908025
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Published: HarperTeen - January 7th, 2020

A novel in verse about the self-inflicted shooting of a teenage boy and its consequences in a backwater Maine town. The realistic, unflinching, yet poetic and elegant narration by the victim's younger sister demonstrates that even the grimmest of tales cannot subvert the inherent promise of life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


All the President's Men by Bob Woodward - Book Review

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781476770512
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

Woodward and Bernstein rapped on countless doors; cornered and cold-called scores of politicos, hangers-on, feds, and lawyers; harangued and got harangued by editors; gulped gallons of coffee; made sterling and wrong-headed assumptions; and wound up earning their stripes as the journalists most responsible for exposing the cancer of Watergate. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

Barely two decades after its Great Fire, scorned by the Eastern elite as a backward cowtown, Chicago seized its chance for prominence hosting the 1893 World's Fair. The obstacles were immense; the personalities were sometimes difficult; the result was magnificent, as long as a blind eye faced the horror. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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