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Recommended: Biographies

For starters: My recommended Fiction books My recommended Non-Fiction books BIOGRAPHIES: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis I’ve written a lot about Joseph Ellis’ work here. While I love David McCullough’s work so much, Ellis is … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Tour #7

Moving on to biographies. Please ignore my wretched ceiling. I had nothing to do with it. I also lost the top shelf of my bookshelves when I moved here in February. Still room for a row of books though. I … Continue reading

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The Books: Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg

Daily Book Excerpt: Biography Next biography on the biography shelf is Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg We measure heroes as we do ships, by their displacement. Colonel Lindbergh has displaced everything. — Charles Evans Hughes, Secretary of State, responding to … Continue reading

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The Books: War Within & Without: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944

Daily Book Excerpt: Memoirs: Next book on the Memoir/Letters/Journals shelf is War Within & Without: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944 Anne Lindbergh’s journals of these terrible years read, at times, like one long apologia for her husband’s … Continue reading

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The Books: The Flower And The Nettle: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1936-1939

Daily Book Excerpt: Memoirs: Next book on the Memoir/Letters/Journals shelf is Flower And The Nettle:: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1936-1939 Even just looking at the dates of these journals gives me a shiver of dread. The cataclysm … Continue reading

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The Books: Locked Rooms and Open Doors: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1933-1935

Daily Book Excerpt: Memoirs: Next book on the Memoir/Letters/Journals shelf is Locked Rooms Open Doors:: Diaries And Letters Of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1933-1935 An exhausting read, the third volume of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, cover an insanely busy … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis: The Movie Billy Wilder Wanted To Make

In line with what happened Today In History, here’s something else. I love this story. Billy Wilder and Charles Lindbergh were good friends despite many political, social differences – and here is one of Wilder’s stories of filming (who directed … Continue reading

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Today in history: May 21, 1927: “Est-il arrivé?”

Charles Lindbergh landed The Spirit of St. Louis in Paris after the first nonstop transatlantic flight. It took him 33 1/2 hours. The main image I am left with from the stories of that flight is how, when he felt … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nightmare Years: 1930 – 1940″ (William L. Shirer)

And here is my next excerpt of the day from my library. Next book on the shelf is The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 by William Shirer. A first-person memoir of Shirer’s time living in Nazi Germany, and covering not just Germany … Continue reading

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Flight: The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh

I saw a beautiful production last night of Flight, a new play by Garth Wingfield. It’s in previews now, but it’s opening next week at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, on Christopher Street. New Yorkers: I highly recommend that you check … Continue reading

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