Favorite Books

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December 1, 2011

Follow Children’s Books Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!  I have a small hard back copy of the book, by Frances Pharcellus Church which I love reading at Christmas time, no matter what else you believe, believe in Santa Claus, at least why you read this little story. There are...
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August 24, 2011

Follow I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron “Within hours of moving in, I was home.  I was astonished.  I was amazed.  Most of all, I was mortified.  I hadn’t been so mortified since the end of my second marriage, and a...
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June 23, 2011
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Follow The Greater Journey Americans in Paris By David McCullough Are you looking for summer reading?  Take a look at the New York Times Best Sellers List, you may find something you are interested in:  http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html  The number one spot, on their Hardcover list, is by one of my favorite authors...
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April 9, 2011
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Follow The Jews of Spain A History of the Sephardic Experience By Jane S. Gerber “As apparent to these observers and indeed all visitors, a brilliant era was dawning in Spain.  Forever afterward, the tenth and eleventh centuries would be remembered by Jews as the nation’s ‘Golden Age,’ an epoch in...
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February 12, 2011
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Follow The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870 – 1914 By David McCullough  “They never achieve anything who do not believe in success.” ~ Fernando de Lesseps ~ This book is delicious!   The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870 – 1914,...
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January 21, 2011
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Follow   Book Finds One of our yearly rituals involves St. Malachi, a local Catholic church within walking distance from our home.  Growing up, my Father was a fan of the circus, and if at all possible, would make sure that we went to the circus when it was in town...
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November 2, 2010
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Follow Patton The Pursuit of Destiny By Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin A man who for so many was larger than life is the subject of Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny which is a chronologically arranged biography about four star General George S. Patton Jr., the World War II leader who...
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October 7, 2010
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Follow In Memory’s Kitchen A Legacy from the Women of Terezín “When first I opened the copybook and saw the handwriting of my mother, I had to close it,” said Anny.  “I put it away and only much later did I have the courage to look.  My husband and I, we...
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August 29, 2010
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Follow The Conquerors, Roosevelt, Truman the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941 – 1945 By Michael Beschloss   “So this is the fellow who changed my life.” ~ Henry Morgenthau Jr. addressing Gerhart Riegner ~ The Conquerors has been a page turner and an eye opener.  I will admit that may not...
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July 25, 2010
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Follow My Ántonia By Willa Cather “Although I admired scholarship so much in Cleric, I was not deceived about myself; I knew that I should never be a scholar. I could never lose myself for long among impersonal things. Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to...
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