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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.

Ironweed by William Kennedy - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780140070200
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Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 1984

The story of Francis Phelan, a bum in depression-era Albany, by turns profound, funny, startling, and gorgeous, stands with Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and The Sound and the Fury in the pantheon of great American literature. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Lieutenant Dangerous: A Vietnam War Memoir by Jeff Danziger - Book Review

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By Jeff Danziger, Jeff Danziger (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781586422738
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Published: Steerforth Press - July 6th, 2021

Revealing his first-hand experiences with sharp insight and dark humor, Danziger depicts a bumbling, bureaucratic, bullying Vietnam-era army that left deep scars on a foreign countryside and on America's military, culture, and history. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

When the clock strikes midnight, magical things happen in a strange library, where books, and time, are unbound by unfettered possibility and imagination. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Morningside Heights: A Novel by Joshua Henkin - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748357
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Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

A scholar who lived the life of the mind suffers the ultimate tragedy: surrendering that mind. Henkin manages this difficult tale nimbly and thoughtfully by moving back and forth in time, introducing different characters and perspectives, and offering a clear-eyed, passionate perspective of perseverance. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism by Daniel Sjursen - Book Review

Searing, extraordinarily critical analysis of American history from Jamestown to the present day. That Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army major gives extra heft to the themes stated in his subtitle: indigenous genocide, racialized slavery, hyper-capitalism, militarist imperialism, and other overlooked aspects of American exceptionalism. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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