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Breakfast At Sally's (08 Edition) by Richard Lemieux
Breakfast At Sally's (08 Edition)

Luigi, January 3, 2011

"Sally's" is the Salvation Army,which served breakfast to the author during his time as a homeless man. Once well-to-do, Richard LeMieuex had fallen on hard times. This book is his autobiographical story of his time on the streets of Bremerton, Washington, and the people he spent time with. Homelessness is very foreign to most of us. We make think of the homeless as below us and worthy of contempt. This book brings us closer to the realization that they are like the rest of us, with our good qualities and our shortcomings.For many, the only real difference is that for the time being at least, we still have a regular paycheck and maybe a bank account. This would be a good book for the "One Book" programs that many colleges and communities sponsor.
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Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May - September 1787

Luigi, November 19, 2009

If you want to know what the framers were thinking when they wrote the Constitution, this is the book. Although many books have covered this historic event, this is the best. It is historically accurate and easy to read. With so many commentators telling us what the original intent of the Framers was, it's nice to find out the real story as told by a knowledgeable author. Also available as an Mp3 CD.
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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S Wood
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Luigi, October 2, 2009

In this book, Gordon Wood, one of our best historians, gives us insights into Franklin's character and personal growth that you won't find elsewhere. In this very readable biography, we see Franklin starting out as a loyal Englishman, even after the Boston Tea Party, and slowly becoming an American. We also see him starting out life with very little and amassing wealth and gaining sophistication. There are several new biographies of Franklin available, but in my opinion, this is the one to read.
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How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
How Green Was My Valley

Luigi, June 6, 2009

This is a bitterweet story of life in a Welsh coal mining town as seen through the eyes of a boy--very popular when it was published and later made into a 1941 movie that won Best Picture, besting Citizen Kane. The story will grab your emotions,you will learn about the Welsh,and you will be enchanted by the writing style, which is simple, elegant, and enlivened by the poetic Welsh tongue.
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Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R A Scotti
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa

Luigi, May 2, 2009

Despite Mona Lisa's popularity today, how many of know that it was stolen in 1911, that it hung briefly in Florence's Uffizi Gallery, and that Picasso was once a suspect? Here's the whole story--or as much of it as we know.
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