Michael Crichton (23 October, 1942 – 4 November, 2008) was an American author of medical fiction and techno-thrillers, as well as a successful filmmaker. Mr. Crichton is known for many projects, including Westworld, ER, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain.
Henry Steele Commager (25 October, 1902 – 2 March, 1998) was a prolific writer, intellectual and historian born in Pittsburgh, PA.
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
Edgar Lee Masters (23 August, 1868 – 5 March, 1950) was a poet and biographer from Kansas. A series of poems about his childhood appeared in a St. Louis journal
A biography of the talented actor about career, family & charity work. Mr. Siniseis appreciated just as much for his work with American wounded veterans.
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination is a well-researched biography which doesn’t put Disney on a pedestal, or takes his side on several issues
Among her many awards and honors, Mrs. Rollins was the first African-American to receive an honorary life membership in the ALA (1972). The children’s room at the Hall Branch Library was named in Rollins’ honor. The Charlemae Hill Rollins Colloquium is held twice a year at North Carolina Central University, where attendees discuss how to improve library services for children.
Gwendolyn Brooks (7 June, 1917 – 3 December, 2000) was an award winning American poet. Ms. Brooks would have been 96 years old today.
About: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber is an award-winning fictional book taking place in the Badlands of South Dakota. The book follows the tough life in that area. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book— enter at the end of the post. 336 pages Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 0143119486 My rating for The Personal History of Rachel DuPree – 5 Buy & Save on The Personal History of Rachel DuPree through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber (website) is a unique work, well written and an excellent first effort by the author. There are many themes in this book, racism, hardships, pioneering, work ethic and American form of capitalism among others social themes. The story about living in a harsh environment was gripping and compelling. The “Personal History” of a black wife to a South Dakota rancher is fascinating. The racism aspect of the book, to me, was the more pronounced hardship which Rachel experienced. Not only from the whites in Chicago, but also from the better-off African-Americans as well as some whites in the…
Supposedly a document written by Rabbi Gurion ben Judah Maccabee and “translated and retranslated from the Hebrew and the English” before being published the book consists of two sections: “The Side of Damage” and “The Gurionic War”.