On Insurrection, Imperial Dreams and American History

Posted by admin on May 4, 2012 in Books, Musings |

I recently finished reading Gregg Jones’ new book, Honor in the Dust, Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial Dream (New American Library, 427 pages). Amply footnoted and bibliographied, this book is a great read if you are interested in the history of American involvement in the Spanish-American […]

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On Mice and Men–Mostly Men

Posted by admin on March 30, 2012 in Books, Movies |

Last week Betty and I watched the 1992 rendition of Of Mice and Men starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich. This particular adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name was predated by a 1939 version starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bob Steele. Sometime around 1952 or 1953, at 111 Beech Street […]

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