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Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

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Some “Moving” Nonfiction….

I changed apartments recently, and thus faced the challenge of what to “toss,” what to “donate,” and what to bring along with me, no matter what. Into the latter category fell most of the books I’ve accumulated over the years, … Continue reading

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Book review: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, by Box Brown

Andre the Giant was a larger-than-life character, both figuratively and literally, who dominated professional wrestling during the 1970’s and 1980’s.  This graphic novel tells Andre’s story from his humble beginnings in France to his record-breaking match during Wrestlemania III at the Pontiac … Continue reading

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Love, Look at the Two of Us, Hidden in Every Way…

Before moving to Dallas, I lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois for 12 years. During my time there, one of our best-liked politicians was Democratic State Senator Penny Severns. She was indispensable to her home community, and I would often … Continue reading

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Two Media Pioneers – Good To Meet You!

Since long before Michael Moore turned his camera on gun control and labor relations, I have loved “documentary film,” especially biographies. Two recent additions to the Dallas Public Library’s DVD collection show the “life stories” genre is doing well: they … Continue reading

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