Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tom's 2021 Reads

May -

1. Truman
by David McCullough
nonfiction 1992
print
finished 5/12/21


7 comments:

  1. I see in your sidebar a book I may buy, Citizens of London; I am reading about that time period as a fun project. I am reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe. Interesting concept about travel back in time for a few moments, we have some similar reading tastes I see.

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    1. Oh boy, I am loving it! I have learned so many things. And I can't believe you are reading that book! Thanks for letting me know.

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  2. I own but haven't read Truman yet. When it came out my best friend from kindergarten had a newborn. When he got up with the baby in the middle of the night he would walk with him and read Truman aloud (figuring that was the only time he'd have available). That baby is getting married in a few weeks and while the wedding reception has to be small because of indoor limits, I am going to the church to celebrate with them.

    I got my book group to read another of Olson's books this week, Madame Fourcade's War. Alas, although it was good, there were too many characters to keep straight and it was sort of repetitious. No one complained (the worst is when someone says, "Who picked this?") but definitely not a winner like Citizens of London.

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    1. I listened to it on tape years ago, and loved it so much. He quickly became one of my favorite presidents. I love the story of your friend and the baby.
      Interesting about the Olson book. Thanks.

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  3. Interesting - and varied - reading list, Nan. I've been meaning to read "Truman" forever but keep pushing it aside for some reason. I'm interested in Teddy Roosevelt, too, and looking for a good bio on him. Glad to hear that you enjoyed "Convenience Store Woman," but as you may have noticed on my blog, I do not recommend her follow-up, "Earthlings." That one almost literally made me sick.

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    1. I loved the Truman book. As I wrote above, he quickly became one of my favorite presidents. Along with John Adams, and Theodore Roosevelt. I've read a few books about him - every one a winner. McCullough is always a great read no matter who or what he is writing about! Mornings on Horseback is the title. I loved A Bully Father Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children. I also read The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. And The Lion's Pride Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
      I have no interest in reading the followup at all!!!

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  4. Oh goodness me, I really must read this book by David McCullough! I'm sure you know that "Truman" won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1993. Another book by David McCullough is "The Wright Brothers". I LOVE THAT BOOK. Here, let me say it again. I LOVE THAT BOOK! I sent it to my father-in-law in England and he loves it too. In fact, he thought it might be one of the BEST books he has ever read in his life and he is 89 years old! If you don't fall in love with the entire Wright family, I will eat my hat! HA! Who uses that expression any more! :-)

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