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A Promised Land

I don’t often read biographies, and I almost never read memoirs, but I made an exception for Barack Obama. His presidential memoir, A Promised Land, covers his early life and career through the first two years of his presidency, up … Continue reading

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On Writing

On Writing:  A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Scribner, New York, 2000 I’ve posted before that there are two kinds of books about writing: those that focus mainly on the craft of writing, and those focused on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: To the Castle and Back

To the Castle and Back By Václav Havel Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007 In December 1989, when the Communist government was driven from power in Czechoslovakia, the crowds demonstrating in the squares of Prague chanted “Havel na Hrad!” or … Continue reading

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