History MattersJune 1 to June 15, 2020

He was known as “the Sultan of Swat” and “the Bambino,” but whatever they called him, George Herman Ruth Jr.–one of the greatest players in the history of baseball–retired on June 2, 1935. “Babe” Ruth signed with the Baltimore Orioles when he was 19, but the law—then–required a legal guardian to authorize his contract. Jack Dunn, the team’s owner, took on the responsibility…

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July 2020 Book Recommendations

Elliott Roosevelt’s MURDER IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM; while the Executive Mansion is a flutter with preparations for a classified conference to be attended by General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, a body is discovered. Sleuth Eleanor Roosevelt has to solve the case before news of the crime makes its way to the press.

J. Randy Taraborrelli’s JACKIE, ETHEL, JOAN: WOMEN OF CAMELOT; three sisters-in-law bound by marriage, politics, friendship, and tragedy.

Newton Froelich’s 1492: A NOVEL OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND HIS WORLD; maneuvering, machinations, and manipulation in the time of Ferdinand and Isabella–and their Inquisition.

Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK, or THE WHALE; Ishmael the sailor narrates the story of Ahab, the captain of the Pequod, who is obsessed with avenging the mythic whale for destroying his ship, and severing his leg.

July 2020 Book Recommendations

History MattersMay 15 to May 31, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927 to be the film industry’s official trade organization; two years later–on May 16, 1929—the first Academy Awards were presented, but it wasn’t until 1939 that the golden statuettes became known as the Oscars. According to Hollywood lore, Margaret Herrick, executive director of the Academy, apparently said they looked like her…

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SUMMER READING LIST 2020

from the Grateful American Foundation

 

SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott

HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly

LIKE A RIVER by Kathy Cannon Wiechman

THE DRUM OF DESTINY by Christopher Stevenson


THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR
by Sonia Sotomayor

MRS. KENNEDY AND ME by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin

BREAD GIVERS by Anzia Yezierska

LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE by Mary Higgins Clark

SUMMER READING LIST 2020


WEEP NO MORE, MY LADY
by Mary Higgins Clark

JOY IN THE MORNING by Betty Smith

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou

UP FROM SLAVERY by Booker T. Washington

 

SUMMER READING LIST 2020

THE CHOSEN
by Chaim Potok

REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Anne Tyler

WAITING TO EXHALE by Terry McMillan

THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT by Sloan Wilson

SUMMER READING LIST 2020

WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
by Wilson Rawls

THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath

FEAR: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Bob Woodward

BETWEEN THE LINES by Claudia Whitsitt

SUMMER READING LIST 2020

SUMMER READING LIST 2020

June 2020 Book Recommendations

 

 

Tony Randall’s and Michael Mindlin’s WHICH REMINDS ME; a lifetime of jokes, anecdotes, and show business stories; the late actor’s autobiography.

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer’s MUSICALLY SPEAKING: A LIFE THROUGH SONG; how music has quieted the horrific memories of the Holocaust; a memoir.

Calvin Trillin’s ABOUT ALICE; loving stories about the author’s wife who died of cardiac arrest on 9/11.

Mary Higgins Clark’s LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE; a murderer selects his victims from the women who answer his personal ads.

Helene Hanff’s APPLE OF MY EYE; adventures in New York–mostly on foot–by the author of 84, Charing Cross Road.

 

June 2020 Book Recommendations