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Movie of the Month: Funny Girl

The talented comedienne, Fanny Brice, works her way up from bit player in Vaudeville, to Broadway star, with the help of the powerful, Florenz Ziegfeld. As she rises, her marriage to the slick, imprisoned-businessman, Nick Arnstein deteriorates. Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif star.

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Patriotic Picks: August 2019

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. “My Antonia” by Willa Cather. This final installment in the author’s prairie trilogy chronicles the lives of […]

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Patriotic Picks: August 2019

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. “My Antonia” by Willa Cather. This final installment in the author’s prairie trilogy chronicles the lives of […]

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Patriotic Picks: August 2019

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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History MattersAugust 15 to August 31, 2019

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

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Co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize ‘practices what he preaches” writes engaging, historically accurate books for children

David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize, practices what he preaches. He authors books which encourage young learners to love and understand America’s history in an era when teaching it in the classroom is on the decline.

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History MattersAugust 1 to August 15, 2019

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

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50 States of True Crime

Every state has an infamous crime — and a book about it.

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Book of the Week: THE INVISIBLE WALL by Harry Bernstein

A 93-year-old Jewish Englishman recalls the anti-Semitism of his childhood.

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Book of the Week: SWITCH BITCH by Roald Dahl

Short stories just for grown-ups, by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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