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Roger Bennett

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Roger James Bennett is a broadcaster, podcaster, and filmmaker, who has, through Men in Blazers, become one of the most prominent football broadcasters in the United States.
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We Germans
A Novel
Alexander Starritt - Sep 01, 2020
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A letter from a German soldier to his grandson recounts the terrors of war on the Eastern Front, and a postwar ordinary life in search of atonement, in this “raw, visceral, and propulsive” novel (New York Times Book Review).A ...
Roger Bennett
Sep 12, 2020
Loved this book. A daring novel exploring whether it’s possible to “do evil without meaning to.” Empathetic, taut and morally challenging in the most thought provoking of ways 🙌     source
Caste
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - Aug 04, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to ...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
Surviving Autocracy
Masha Gessen - Jun 02, 2020
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"The Platonic ideal of the anti-Trump Trump book." --The Washington Post "An indispensable voice of and for this moment." -Timothy Snyder, author of On TyrannyA bestselling, National Book Award-winning journalist's essential guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the ravages of our tumultuous times.In the run-up to the 2016 election...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
What It's Like to Be a Bird
From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides)
David Allen Sibley - Apr 14, 2020
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In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
And Their Children After Them
A Novel
Nicolas Mathieu - Apr 07, 2020
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Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress.August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a ...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
Cool Town
How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture (A Ferris and Ferris Book)
Grace Elizabeth Hale - Mar 23, 2020
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In the summer of 1978, the B-52's conquered the New York underground. A year later, the band's self-titled debut album burst onto the Billboard charts, capturing the imagination of fans and music critics worldwide. The fact that the group had formed in the sleepy southern college town of Athens, Georgia, only increased the fascination. Soon, more A...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
The Last Taxi Driver
Lee Durkee - Mar 03, 2020
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Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a middle-aged hackie’s daylong descent into madness, heartbreak, and murder. Lou—a lapsed novelist and UFO aficionado—drives 70-hour weeks for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a north Mississippi college town among the trailer parks and housing...
Roger Bennett
Aug 11, 2020
6 Best Books I’ve read in lockdown so far. Would love to hear yours 🙌     source
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The Damned Utd
David Peace - Apr 05, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him.David Peace's extraordinarily inventive novel tells th...
Roger Bennett
Mar 15, 2020
The Damned United by David Pearce. The book. Not the movie. Best novel I have read about sport, rife with detail about 1970s football, England at that time, human self-interest and motivation     source
The Wall
A Novel
John Lanchester - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall―an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will r...
Roger Bennett
Dec 19, 2019
My 5 Favorite Books of 2019. Thanks to David Szalay, @elliotackerman, John Lancaster, @jiatolentino and @donwinslow. Your books have stayed with me long after I put them down. Thanks to GFOPs who have supported every writer in 2019. Let us know what we should read in year ahead🙌     source
The Border
A Novel (Power of the Dog)
Don Winslow - Feb 04, 2020
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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post ...
Roger Bennett
Dec 19, 2019
My 5 Favorite Books of 2019. Thanks to David Szalay, @elliotackerman, John Lancaster, @jiatolentino and @donwinslow. Your books have stayed with me long after I put them down. Thanks to GFOPs who have supported every writer in 2019. Let us know what we should read in year ahead🙌     source
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Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino - Aug 08, 2019
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From one of the brightest young chroniclers of US culture comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politicsWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent...
Roger Bennett
Dec 19, 2019
My 5 Favorite Books of 2019. Thanks to David Szalay, @elliotackerman, John Lancaster, @jiatolentino and @donwinslow. Your books have stayed with me long after I put them down. Thanks to GFOPs who have supported every writer in 2019. Let us know what we should read in year ahead🙌     source
Turbulence by David Szalay
Places and Names by Elliot Ackerman
Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman
Ohio by Stephen Markley
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
The Future Is History by Masha Gessen
Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World by Richard Scarry
Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond
Belonging by Nora Krug
Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman
A Life Too Short by Ronald Reng
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
The Return by Hisham Matar
The World to Come by Jim Shepard
Faith of Our Families by James Corbett