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Well, I finished PARDONABLE LIES....






it was fantastic.....all of you who are interested in World War I ought to read Jacqueline Winspear.........I highly recommend her......








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I am now starting on E.L Doctorow's WORLD'S FAIR  .....













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Well, I put E L Doctorow on hold for awhile....he had several narrators in WORLD'S FAIR all of them speaking in first person and I was not in the 'mood' for that....although I have liked all of Doctorow's books thus far....( I read RAGTIME over forty years ago and instantly became a big fan...)  So I will read it later when I am in the mood....



So I grabbed Paul Horgan's A DISTANT TRUMPET.....




......oh, yeah!!!!  I can't put it down! 


" The finest historical novel in American literature..."   ---Gorham Munson 


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Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Horgan is freaking magnificent!  





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" A Distant Trumpet " was so fabulous I have got to order this book by Paul Horgan....This is a two-volume set.....




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I am reading BIRDS OF A FEATHER.....another Maisie Dobbs adventure.....winner of the Agatha Award.....








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I thought I would read something 'light' after some big books....but Jacqueline Winspear crams her books with so many factoids about the old days and World War I and England that I keep learning all these little tidbits.....

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Maisie Dobbs, the heroine detective, drives a 1927 MG 14-40.....





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did you read "The Marching Morons" yet?
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Is that also known as the Democratic manifesto!
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Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
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No. I'll have to get that science fiction book volume two.....
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Is that also known as the Democratic manifesto!
No, it is an example of direct application of the democrat manifesto...
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Ah, looks like Hemmingway! Was drinking Negroni's on Friday night and they always make me think of Papa
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I am now reading about two disgusting bottom-feeding slime-balls.....






I just learned that Ken Starr lives in Waco!  








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Go to his house, knock on his door and say, "WHY did you let them get away???"
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Maybe I'll run into him. The book so far is excellent. He was called to head up the Independent Council to investigate Whitewater....what a scam that was!! ...and I guess he sort of fell into the Lewinsky stuff when it leaked....

....the other day I was talking to a woman who was in the same high school as Ken Starr in the sixties, but she said they really didn't know each other...he was older than her...


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I have finished with the two sleaze-balls.....I am proud to proclaim that I voted against the Clintons THREE times!!!   


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I did my American duty!!  





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