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Travels with Charley in Search of America
John Steinbeck - Jan 31, 1980 (first published in 1962)
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A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to Californias Monterey PeninsulaTo hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the lightthese were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.With Ch...
Chris Wesseling
Nov 07, 2020
@ajbart One of the great writers ever produced by America sets off to learn about himself and his country with one last epic adventure while he’s still fit enough to pull it off. What a great book 🌼     source
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How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - Jul 14, 2020
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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabri...
Chris Wesseling
Aug 11, 2020
@LeeDeline1 I’ve been reading the Mary Trump book. It’s pretty good, about what you’d expect.     source
The Tender Bar
A Memoir
J. R. Moehringer - Aug 01, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs - a classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it's also a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys.J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was...
Chris Wesseling
Jul 12, 2020
@JeffGold81 I read the Puig one when it came out. I planned to give it another look. Recently re-read the A-Rod piece. @JRMoehringer is one of my favorites going back to his book The Tender Bar. I think I like the Satterfield longform even more.     source
An Illustrated History
Geoffrey C. Ward - Sep 21, 2010 (first published in 1994)
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The acclaimed nationwide best seller and companion volume to Ken Burnss grand-slam PBS documentaryupdated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning that lokos back on the age of steroids, home-run records, the rise of Latino players, and so much more.With a narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward, a preface to the new editio...
Chris Wesseling
Dec 24, 2019
@RotoPat @scrogers5684 @KenBurns Yep! I think I got about 3 different copies of that monster for Christmas the year it came out. Great coffee table book.     source