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

  1. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    John Farrell's Nixon biography. Solid read. The best one-volume work on the subject, if oddly paced. It is about 530 pages, but his presidency doesn't begin until page 350. Overall, recommend. His previous book on Clarence Darrow is great too.
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  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member


    I may look into getting that. Have long thought the late Tom Wicker's book was a balanced take.
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  3. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I believe you understate how good the book about Northern Ireland is. Incredibly good.
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  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Wait - Mike Lupica is writing Robert Parker's Sunny Randall series now?

    Just read the daily Kindle sale email and it included one of those for $1.99. I looked it up and he's written three of them.

    Had no idea.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    Ace Atkins got the Spenser series and they read just like Spenser.

    Of course, as we've proven here several times, WE could do that
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  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Ace Atkins is really good. I've read a couple of his own books. I read a chapter of one of his Spenser novels and it reminded me of Parker back when Parker still cared... which was a long, long time ago.

    Never did do the Sunny Randall books.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Can't recall without looking who is doing the Jesse Stone stuff. I read a couple, they were OK.
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Had to look it up - Reed Farrel Coleman, who is also quite good on his own.

    And my god they made a lot of Jesse Stone TV movies.
  9. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member


    I read this over the course of just a few days in doing research for an article. It contained a lot more detail of the Van Winkle family than I was expecting, and Thompson wove some of his own family story throughout, and it worked well. I enjoyed it, though I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to afford a bottle of Pappy.

    Joe Bob says check it out, with a glass of bourbon by your side.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I have that, it may make the weekend cut. Wright is really really good
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  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I had never heard of Pappy Van Winkle whiskey and I barely drink, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Wright is Wright, so I was going to read it. I was quickly engaged and powered through it in two sittings.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I liked that book.
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