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BOOKS THREAD

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Just finished "Until Proven Innocent," the 2007 book about the Duke lacrosse case. As a former reporter it was awful to read just how far in the tank the media went against those players, and now as a university employee it was even more remarkable to read about the professors and administrators who were out to vaporize the entire lacrosse team at any cost -- and even long past when the three in question were proven innocent. Extremely well-reported book.
     
  2. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    I remember that story vividly. I can only imagine how the event would play out on social media if it happened in 2019.
     
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I picked this up last year and am finally going to settle down and read it on my vacation.
     
  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Outstanding book I began on vacation last week: Steven Ross' "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America." I'd never heard of Leon Lewis, the Jewish lawyer and WWI veteran turned spymaster who's the focus of this tale, but the amount of Nazi and fascist activity in SoCal in the '30s he and his amateur spies exposed was mind-boggling (aided by the government's and law enforcement's relentless focus on communists and the lax LA port security that enabled stormtroopers to move into town every day). Plots to disarm National Guard installations, take over federal departments, murder movie stars...amazing.
     
  5. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    I heard a very positive review for James Ellroy's new book, This Storm, yesterday. Do you know if his novel has this aspect of WWII LA in it?
     
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Just started reading my first John Dos Passos book, 42nd Parallel. It’s beautiful.
     
  7. The Old Man and The Boy ... It's old book, written the 50s by Robert Ruark.
    If you had a grandfather or dad who taught how to hunt and fish, and provided general lessons in growing up, I highly recommend it.
    It's a short, simple read.
     
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