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***** Book Review: The Eighty Dollar Champion, by Elizabeth Letts

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation As a little girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, peddlers in horse-drawn wagons were always a happy sighting. Elizabeth Letts’ book, “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse that … Continue reading

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***Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by JD Vance

Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance, is the author of the bestseller, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Before the reader even opens the cover, the book’’s alliterative title grabs you. The timing of its release was … Continue reading

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*****Book Review, Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous

A Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous, is a book about mass rape during Word War II, including the author’s own violations. The forward and introduction state that the thirty-four year-old author was a professional journalist, who remained objective, even instilling … Continue reading

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St Louis Lit in the Lou Book Festival

Speaking about “Sugar Hill Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem” at Lit in the Lou Pub Crawl. I teamed with Wash U Prof., Henry Schivey, fellow memoirist. Our location, because of noise in the gallery, was the back room of … Continue reading

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*****Book Review: Snowblind: Stories of Alpine Obsession, by Daniel Arnold

Snowblind by Daniel Arnold is a collection of fictional short stories highlighting extreme weather conditions and how they relate to the obsessions and excesses commonly found among mountain climbers. We learn that some men and women will risk anything, from … Continue reading

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***** Book Review: Lights Out, by Ted Koppel

Reading Lights Out by Ted Koppel, reminded me of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Road. McCarthy writes fiction, some would call it science fiction, but Lights Out is a 279 page, real life wakeup call filled with expert testimony, solid … Continue reading

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Webster Groves HS Student Gives me a Gift of Time and Talent

On Friday, February 26th, I gave a talk on Alexander Hamilton and Harlem history for students at Webster Groves HS students during their second annual All-Write Festival. The Festival consists of a full week of presentations by local and national … Continue reading

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