Books

KIDS THESE DAYS

I’m the parent of a citizen who falls into the broad category of Millennials (born between 1980-2000), and am proud not just of his ongoing successes, but of his peer...
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In The Midnight Hour in at Number 2

Very happy, and honored(u)red, to see “In The Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett,” chosen as Number 2 Book of the Year by Shindig! magazine in the...
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Florida Soul

My review of the excellent new hardback ‘Florida Soul’ by John Capouya ran in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal.  Follow the link below to read it in full: https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-what-is-florida-soul-1510932630  ...
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Book Review: RUNNING THE LONG PATH by KENNETH A. POSNER

PREMISE Author sets out to run, in a record nine days, the 350-mile Long Path trail, which just about connects New York City to Albany.   PROMISE “The story of...
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Book Review: LIVING FOR KICKS by Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross

PREMISE A graphic novel set in the early days of modernist London and beyond, 1962-64.   PROMISE “The mod scene was the first time working class youth had a voice,”...
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Book Review: SICK ON YOU by ANDREW MATHESON

  PREMISE “The disastrous story of Britain’s great lost punk band,” ran the hardback edition cover tag. “The greatest band you’ve never heard of,” qualified the paperback edition. We’re talking...
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Burn, Baby! Burn! The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague

  As you might expect given the Wilson Pickett biography I am researching, I am currently plowing my way through dozens of other hopefully relevant books, many of which deal...
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Book Review: One Summer, America 1927 by Bill Bryson

PREMISE: Populist author takes readers on a journey across the American landscape at the peak of the Roaring Twenties.   PROMISE: “There are two kinds of readers: those who love...
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