Category Archives: Biography/Memoir

Genius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin

I will give you the blurb first because they say it much more succinctly than I can… Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape … Continue reading

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Gated Grief by Leila Levinson

The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma I wish that Levinson could have written this sooner, but I am grateful that I read it now. After the death of her father, Dr. Reuben Levinson, … Continue reading

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Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley by Jeffrey Spivak

    Buzz Berkeley was born to be in the theater. He was born to actors, Frank Enos and Gertrude Berkeley, and his mother was determined to keep him away from a stage career. With no acting credits and absolutely … Continue reading

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Hiroshima in the Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto ~Review

From Goodreads: In June 2001 Rahna Reiko Rizzuto went to Hiroshima in search of a deeper understanding of her war-torn heritage. She planned to spend six months there, interviewing the few remaining survivors of the atomic bomb. A mother of … Continue reading

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The Bucolic Plague: From Drag Queen to Goat Farmer by Josh Kilmer-Purcell ~Review

ction  What happens when two New Yorkers (one an ex–drag queen) do the unthinkable: start over, have a herd of kids, and get a little dirty? The Bucolic Plague starts off with the most hilarious Authors Caution that I have … Continue reading

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