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Ten Paces

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow was not what I expected. Lured by the hype of the popular Broadway play, I decided to take a gander at the book upon which it is based. As I read the book, I was … Continue reading

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Call Me Surprised

The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard really caught me off guard!  As you may have guessed from the title of this book, the story is based on the life of Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. What surprised me … Continue reading

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Commitment

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas is a fascinating history about John Quincy Adams wife. I applaud the author for her diligent, insightful research into the life of a truly extraordinary woman who by this account, … Continue reading

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Stepping-Up to the Plate

Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour by Richard Zacks is a well-researched, in-depth book about the famous author’s financial problems which precipitated a speaking tour around the globe. I have always been a Twain … Continue reading

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Revival

Written in 1940, One Foot in Heaven, is an inspirational biography authored by Hartzell Spence in tribute to his father, Dr. William Spence. Dr. Spence was a Methodist minister during the early 20th century. Many of you may have seen the movie by … Continue reading

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