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Brooks D. Simpson - Ulysses S. Grant - 2000


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a bio through the war years
always wondered how that many people could die considering the weaponry
the north won

Grade - A

next up - Guard Of Honor by James Gould Cozzens

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James Gould Cozzens - Guard Of Honor - 1948


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Has to be the worst Pulitzer Prize winning novel I have read.
Set at an Army Air Force base in Central Florida during WWII 
No military action ever takes place over the 3 day period of the book
a bunch of high ranking military dudes pulling their weight
Author worked for a general during the war, so a lot of military lingo
just not much of a plot ever comes together for me

Grade - D
it's hard to give any book an F
there are words in them

next up - Just As I Am by Billy Graham

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Billy Graham - Just As I Am - 1998

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He had another 20 years to go, but this is his life up to this point, in his words.
He doesn't spill any dirt on himself.
Can't believe this man drew the crowds he did, not just here but across the world.
Most of the book is just a chronology if all his major crusades.
Best for me were the parts detailing his relations with the Presidents back to Eisenhower
A lot of name dropping of the rich and famous.
Sounds like once Billy acquired his notoriety his circle changed dramatically
Not knocking him, just saying he was very proud of his associations with the powerful

Grade - B

next up - Tales Of The South Pacific by James Michener

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Just noticed your mention of James Michener - I have read two of his books - 'The Drifters' - many moons ago - really liked it. Also 'Poland' - an accurate account of the hardships this nation has suffered through the centuries. Seems like any major European war criss-crossed through Poland. It has been the battleground of Europe since the beginning of time. But a great and resilient people and a VERY high standard of education. And LUVERLY women too...........
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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Mother Night (Kurt Vonnegut)
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I'm currently in the middle of three books that I'm switching between. Although they are all interesting none of them have hooked me in to commit to one to the finish.

Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Provenance by Ann Lecke
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