I’ve always been a sucker for large, thick, scholarly works, especially if they cover some subject I’m interested in-
Winning the prize for most cynical and subversive political “organizing” book of the 20th (or any other century) is Mr. Saul Alinsky.
George Gamow’s 1947 book is described by him as “Facts and speculations of science” on the title page.
This Jackson anthology contains a generous offering of 25 stories, including “The Lottery”
In 1930, at the age of 75, writer Frank Harris decided to put to paper an account of his early days, more specifically a cattle drive he participated in during the late 1870s.
Subtitled “A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul”, Eric Maisel’s 2006 book is both an instructional for writers and a work of art.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings meet on April 18, 1981, for what should be a 3-4 hour contest. What the fans and players got instead was a record-breaking baseball game that stretched well into the night and part of the following morning.
Alistair McLean’s’ story of the embattled ship Ulysses is the tale of a doomed ship, but one that won’t go down without a fight…
Daniel Defoe’s “journal” is an amazing accomplishment…
John Widstoe’s autobiography…
There are several books that I return to again and again when I feel the need to gain a deeper understanding of God and His church and His people.
Of the initial four stories in the King In Yellow collection, the first- The Repairer of Reputations- is the most chilling.