JANUARY 16TH-23RD 2020
Books to re-read and Sample:
My friends Brother
This one was a Gift I'm still reading.
Sean Woods of Rolling Stone wrote: "In his masterful new book...Grann chronicles a tale of murder, betrayal, heroism and a nation's struggle to leave its frontier culture behind and enter the modern world... Filled with almost mythic characters from our past – stoic Texas Rangers, corrupt robber barons, private detectives, and murderous desperadoes like the Al Spencer gang – Grann's story amounts to a secret history of the American frontier."
A reviewer of Publishers Weekly stated "New Yorker staff writer Grann (The Lost City of Z) burnishes his reputation as a brilliant storyteller in this gripping true-crime narrative, which revisits a baffling and frightening—and relatively unknown—spree of murders occurring mostly in Oklahoma during the 1920s."
And, Ed Vulliamy of The Guardian said "The genocide by white America against Native nations during the century leading up to Grann’s period is a metaphor for humanity’s decimation of the natural world which the Natives saw as sacred. Grann’s book is a timely and disturbing chapter in the original, terrible atrocity."
Published April 18, 2017
Papers I don't have access to:
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The Impeachment Hearings
More of That
I had Stars and Snow, Moon and Sun,
Cats and a Dog, Squirrel and Possum,
Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Chickadee, Flicker, and Titmouse in flocks and the occasional hawk. It was a fine rest despite the cold.
A Wonderful Birthday Week
More photographs to come...