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Water, Water, Everywhere

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough is another fine history by one of my favorite authors. It is a thoroughly researched story of a disastrous flood which occurred in Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s.  Scores of innocent people lost their lives … Continue reading

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Circus Parade

Pappa’s Delicate Condition (1952) by Corinne Griffith is an autobiography I discovered while watching the movie by the same name. What truly fascinated me about this book is that Griffith was a silent film star. After her movie career ended, … Continue reading

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Laying Rails

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson is a very short book filled with days long past. Similar to Willa Cather’s stories, this novel is about a man who lived in the American West during the early days of the 20th century. These … Continue reading

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