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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.

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

Exceptional account of Theodore Roosevelt in dire straits. Roosevelt and his party took on the daunting challenge of navigating Brazil's dangerous, unexplored River of Doubt. Their obstacles were immense, and Millard brings the explorers to momentous, breathtaking life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey - Book Review

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By W. Timothy Gallwey, Pete Carroll (Foreword by), Zach Kleinman (Preface by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679778318
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 1997

Gallwey urges tennis players to trust their instincts, and not over-think,while on the court. By extension, he advocates a focused appreciation of our natural abilities off the court as a means to counter the damaging effects of self- criticism, worry, and fear of failure. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780767904438
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Published: Broadway Books - September 1st, 1999

Visceral, nuanced, and realistic memoir of a young man's experience in Viet Nam. O'Brien's trenchant descriptions of officers, civilians, and fellow soldiers are matched by his candid depictions of his own moral and emotional struggles about fighting in a highly questionable war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Take Me Apart: A Novel by Sara Sligar - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374272616
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Published: MCD - April 28th, 2020

Strong debut novel. Kate, a journalist with a checkered past, sets out to archive the personal effects of Miranda Brand, a famous avant-garde artist. Kate becomes obsessed with Miranda's life and mysterious death. And, is Miranda's attractive son, who hired Kate, his mother's killer? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093928
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 5th, 2020

Thorough, disturbing analysis of how the Supreme Court in the late 19th and early 20th Century subverted and ultimately quashed the voting rights of millions of African Americans. Differing interpretations of the Constitution and its Amendments are commonplace; but what is uncommon, and grossly unconstitutional, was the elimination of a fundamental right earned by nothing less than a shattering Civil War. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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