61*: Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and one magical summer

Is a coffee table book (9 x 12) written by Ron Smith (2001) of The Sporting News that chronicles, week by week, the home run chase to beat Babe Ruth's record of sixty. Set in 1927, Ruth's record is arguably the most famous record ever. Moreover, Ruth is probably the most well-known person in the … Continue reading 61*: Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and one magical summer

The River Why Revisited

The River Why (1983) is a novel by David James Duncan (1952) that I've reread now because the movie version (2010) casts Amber Heard in the female role. The movie is very good, the novel stellar. The novel is now historical fiction. It accurately and brilliantly depicts what it was like to be a certain type … Continue reading The River Why Revisited

Enemy Of God: King Arthur

Is a novel (1996) by Bernard Cornwell. He also wrote The Winter King (1995) which the Netflix series The Last Kingdom was based on. I loved this book. It is historical fiction at its finest. Because it attempts to take something that is unknowable, indeed, even uncertain and give it life - authenticity. Is that possible? The tale takes … Continue reading Enemy Of God: King Arthur

Crazy Love: Depp and Heard

Recently I was asked to recommend five books on any subject of my choosing. I chose Personality. The list was for a new website, Shepherd.com, that aims to rival Goodreads for book lovers. Two books not on the list are Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders and Crazy Love: Dealing With your Partner's Problem Personality. … Continue reading Crazy Love: Depp and Heard